neurofibromatosis

[ noo r-oh-fahy-broh-muh-toh-sis, nyoo r- ]
/ ˌnʊər oʊ faɪˌbroʊ məˈtoʊ sɪs, ˌnyʊər- /

noun Pathology.

a dominantly inherited genetic disorder characterized by flat brown patches on the skin, neurofibromas of the skin and internal organs, and in some cases skeletal deformity.

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Origin of neurofibromatosis

1895–1900; < New Latin neurofibromat-, stem of neurofibroma neurofibroma + -osis
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British Dictionary definitions for neurofibromatosis

neurofibromatosis
/ (ˌnjʊərəʊˌfaɪbrəməˈtəʊsɪs) /

noun

a condition characterized by the formation of benign tumours on the fibrous coverings of the peripheral nerves and the development of areas of café-au-lait spots
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Medical definitions for neurofibromatosis

neurofibromatosis
[ nur′ō-fī-brō′mə-tōsĭs ]

n.

A genetic disease characterized by multiple neurofibromas and pigmented spots on the skin, sometimes accompanied by bone deformity and a predisposition to cancers, especially of the brain.multiple neurofibroma neuromatosis Recklinghausen's disease von Recklinghausen's disease
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Scientific definitions for neurofibromatosis

neurofibromatosis
[ nur′ō-fī′brō-mə-tōsĭs ]

A genetic disease characterized by multiple benign tumors of peripheral nerves, called neurofibromas, and pigmented spots on the skin, sometimes accompanied by bone deformity and a predisposition to cancers, especially of the brain.
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