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neurofibromatosis

[noo r-oh-fahy-broh-muh-toh-sis, nyoo r-]
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noun Pathology.
  1. a dominantly inherited genetic disorder characterized by flat brown patches on the skin, neurofibromas of the skin and internal organs, and in some cases skeletal deformity.
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Origin of neurofibromatosis

1895–1900; < New Latin neurofibromat-, stem of neurofibroma neurofibroma + -osis
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  • "Rhincho-spasm," a snoring tic, has been observed by Oppenheim in a case of neurofibromatosis.


British Dictionary definitions for neurofibromatosis

neurofibromatosis

noun
  1. a condition characterized by the formation of benign tumours on the fibrous coverings of the peripheral nerves and the development of areas of café-au-lait spots
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neurofibromatosis in Medicine

neurofibromatosis

(nur′ō-fī-brō′mə-tōsĭs)
n.
  1. A genetic disease characterized by multiple neurofibromas and pigmented spots on the skin, sometimes accompanied by bone deformity and a predisposition to cancers, especially of the brain.multiple neurofibroma neuromatosis Recklinghausen's disease von Recklinghausen's disease
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neurofibromatosis in Science

neurofibromatosis

[nur′ō-fī′brō-mə-tōsĭs]
  1. A genetic disease characterized by multiple benign tumors of peripheral nerves, called neurofibromas, and pigmented spots on the skin, sometimes accompanied by bone deformity and a predisposition to cancers, especially of the brain.
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