dys-

(Greek: bad, harsh, wrong; ill; hard to do, difficult at; slow of; disordered; impaired, defective)

dystopian
1. As bad as can be.
2. Characterized by human misery.
3. Some people also use other descriptive terms; such as, cacotopia, kakotopia, or anti-utopia to describe the conditions that exist in a dystopia.
dystrophia
1. A disorder caused by defective nutrition or metabolism.
2. In medicine, progressive degeneration of a body tissue; for example, a muscle, as a result of inadequate nourishment of the affected part, due to some unknown cause.
3. A condition in which pond or lake water is unable to support thriving animal or plant life because of excessive humus content.
dystrophic
In ecology, it is used to describe a pond or lake containing water that is brown in color, abnormally acidic, and lacking in oxygen.

Such water is unable to support much plant or animal life because of the amount of humus dissolved in it.

dystrophication
1. In medicine, a referring to a condition caused by dystrophy or the progressive changes that may result from defective nutrition of a tissue or organ.
2. Relates to or is caused by faulty nutrition.
3. In ecology, with reference to a lake or pond, having too low an accumulation of dissolved nutrients to support abundant plant life.
4. Another description of a lake or pond that contains highly acid, brownish waters filled with undecayed plant materials, and eventually developing into a peat bog or marsh.
5. Refers to a lake with high humus material, sparse bottom fauna, and low dissolved oxygen.
dystrophoneurosis
Defective nutrition caused by disease of the nervous system.
dystrophy
1. Progressive degeneration of a body tissue; such as, muscle, caused by inadequate nourishment of the affected part, as a result of some unknown cause.
2. A condition in which pond or lake water is unable to support much plant or animal life because of an excessive amount of humus content.
3. In medicine, a degenerative, faulty, or inadequate nutrition or development.
4. In pathology, any of a number of disorders characterized by weakening, degeneration; especially, muscular dystrophy, in which the muscles weaken and atrophy.
dystychiphobia (s) (noun), dystychiphobias (pl)
The fear of disasters or casualties: People who suffer an anxiety of injuring themselves or other people, or damage property or the environment, may be suffering from dystychiphobia.

Charles refused to drive a car because of his dystychiphobia and so he was always afraid that he might harm himself, a passenger, or a pedestrian in a collision.

People who have dystychiphobia (accident phobics) try to avoid risky jobs, atmospheric conditions, a tiring work schedule, and equipment failures.

Dystychiphobia is related to an abnormal fear of decision-making and a strong stressfulness resulting from their dread of making mistakes.

The difference between cowards and heroes is that cowards fear what they face, and heroes face what they fear.

—Dr. Mardy Grothe
dysuresia
dysuria
Painful or difficult urination, symptomatic of numerous conditions.

Dysuria may indicate cystitis; urethritis; infection any where in the urinary tract; urethral stricture; hypertrophied, cancerous, or ulcerated prostrate in men; prolapse of the uterus in women; pelvic peritonitis and abscess; metritis; cancer of the cervix dysmenorrhea; or psychological abnormalities.

dysuric
dysvascular
Having a defective blood supply.
dysvitaminosis
Any disease resulting from an intake of too little of a given vitamin (as beriberi, rickets, or pellagra); or too much of a given vitamin; a disorder due to an excess or deficiency of a vitamin.
dyszoospermia
1. Imperfect formation of spermatozoa.
2. A disorder of spermatozoon formation.
egodystonic (adjective), more egodystonic, most egodystonic
Pertaining to something repulsive or unacceptable to an individual's psychological condition or quality: An egodystonic situation refers to thoughts and behaviors; such as, dreams, impulses, compulsions, desires, etc. which are in conflict or unsuitable, with the needs and goals of a person's ideal situation.
epidermodysplasia
Faulty growth or development of the epidermis (the outermost and nonvascular layer of the skin).

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units meaning "bad, wrong": caco-, kako-; mal-; mis-; pessim-; sceler-.

Cross references directly, or indirectly, involving "slow, slowness, slow of, sluggish": lent-; tard-.