Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

[ ey-lerz dan-los, -luh s ]
/ ˈeɪ lərz ˈdæn lɒs, -ləs /

noun Pathology.

a rare hereditary disease of connective tissue, characterized by joint hypermotility and abnormally stretchable skin.

Origin of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

after Edvard Ehlers (1863–1937), Danish dermatologist, and Henri Alexandre Danlos (1844–1912), French dermatologist, who separately reported it in 1901 and 1908 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for ehlers-danlos syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
[ ālərs-dănlŏs, -däɴ-lōs ]


A hereditary disorder of the connective tissue characterized by overelasticity and friability of the skin, excessive extensibility of the joints, and fragility of the cutaneous blood vessels.cutis hyperelastica elastic skin
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