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dystrophic

[dih-strof-ik, -stroh-fik] /dɪˈstrɒf ɪk, -ˈstroʊ fɪk/
adjective
1.
Medicine/Medical. pertaining to or caused by dystrophy.
2.
Ecology. (of a lake) having too low an accumulation of dissolved nutrients to support abundant plant life; having highly acid, brownish waters filled with undecayed plant materials, and eventually developing into a peat bog or marsh.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; dys- + trophic
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dystrophic
  (dĭ-strŏf'ĭk, -strō'fĭk)   
Having brownish acidic waters, a high concentration of humic matter, and a small plant population. Used of a lake, pond, or stream. Compare eutrophic, oligotrophic.

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