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Noun: Becker muscular dystrophy
  1. A form of muscular dystrophy that sets in in adolescence or adulthood and progresses slowly but will affect all voluntary muscles; characterized by generalized weakness and muscle wasting that affects limb and trunk muscles first; similar to Duchenne's muscular dystrophy but less severe; inheritance is X-linked recessive (carried by females but affecting only males)

Type of: dystrophy, muscular dystrophy

Encyclopedia: Becker muscular dystrophy