globoid cell leukodystrophy

[glōboid′]

n.

An inherited metabolic encephalopathy of infancy with rapidly progressive cerebral degeneration, massive loss of myelin, severe astrocytic gliosis, and infiltration of the white matter with characteristic multinucleate globoid cells.Krabbe's disease

Nearby words

  1. globigerina,
  2. globigerina ooze,
  3. globin,
  4. globish,
  5. globoid,
  6. globose,
  7. globosely,
  8. globoside,
  9. globosity,
  10. globular


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