One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The Duchenne type of muscular dystrophy, in which certain muscles become enlarged and firm (pseudohypertrophic).
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Austin Flint (1812–1886). From myo- + sclerotic + paralysis, after French paralysie myo-sclérosique.
myosclerotic paralysis/ˌmʌɪə(ʊ)sklɪˌrɒtɪk pəˈralɪsɪs/
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