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Marfan syndrome

[mahr-fan, mahr-fan]
noun Pathology.
  1. a hereditary disorder characterized by abnormally elongated bones, especially in the extremities, hypermotility of the joints, and circulatory and eye abnormalities.
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Origin of Marfan syndrome

named after Antonin Bernard Marfan (1858–1942), French pediatrician, who described it in 1892
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