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Lou Gehrig's disease

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noun Pathology.
  1. amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Origin of Lou Gehrig's disease

First recorded in 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for lou gehrig's disease

Lou Gehrig's disease

  1. another name for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Word Origin

C20: named after Lou Gehrig (1903–41), US baseball player who suffered from it
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lou gehrig's disease in Medicine

Lou Gehrig's disease

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  1. amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

lou gehrig's disease in Science

Lou Gehrig's disease

[lōō gĕrĭgz]
  1. See amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
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