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DYSFUNCTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dysfunction mean? 

DYSFUNCTION (noun)
  The noun DYSFUNCTION has 1 sense:

1. (medicine) any disturbance in the function of an organ or body part

  Familiarity information: DYSFUNCTION used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DYSFUNCTION (noun)


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Meaning:

(medicine) any disturbance in the function of an organ or body part

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

disfunction; dysfunction

Hypernyms ("dysfunction" is a kind of...):

pathology (any deviation from a healthy or normal condition)

Domain category:

medical specialty; medicine (the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dysfunction"):

ED; erectile dysfunction; male erecticle dysfunction (impotence resulting from a man's inability to have or maintain an erection of his penis)

palsy; paralysis (loss of the ability to move a body part)


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