Dictionary.com

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

[ ey-lerz -dan-los, -luhs ]
/ ˈeɪ lərz ˈdæn lɒs, -ləs /
Save This Word!

noun Pathology.

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

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

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

Words nearby Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Medical definitions for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

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

n.

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
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Tired of Typos? Get Help Now!