dysfunction


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dysfunction

Med any disturbance or abnormality in the function of an organ or part

dysfunction

or

disfunction

any social activity seen as making a negative contribution to the maintenance or effective working of a functioning SOCIAL SYSTEM. See FUNCTIONALISM.

dysfunction

[‚dis′fəŋk·shən]
(medicine)
Impaired or abnormal functioning of a body part.
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