neurofibromatosis

[noo r-oh-fahy-broh-muh-toh-sis, nyoo r-]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. neuroendocrinology,
  2. neuroepithelium,
  3. neurofeedback,
  4. neurofibril,
  5. neurofibroma,
  6. neurofilament,
  7. neuroganglion,
  8. neurogenesis,
  9. neurogenetic,
  10. neurogenetics

Origin of neurofibromatosis

1895–1900; < New Latin neurofibromat-, stem of neurofibroma neurofibroma + -osis

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British Dictionary definitions for neurofibromatosis

neurofibromatosis

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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Medicine 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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Science 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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