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Noun: oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy
  1. A form of muscular dystrophy that usually begins between early adulthood and middle age and first affects muscles of the eyelid and throat; progresses slowly with swallowing problems common as the disease progresses; inheritance is autosomal dominant

Type of: dystrophy, muscular dystrophy

Encyclopedia: Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy