[ mahr-fan, mahr-fan ]
/ ˈmɑr fæn, mɑrˈfæn /
a hereditary disorder characterized by abnormally elongated bones, especially in the extremities, hypermotility of the joints, and circulatory and eye abnormalities.
Origin of Marfan syndrome
named after Antonin Bernard Marfan (1858–1942), French pediatrician, who described it in 1892
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