Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

leukodystrophy

play
noun leu·ko·dys·tro·phy \ˌlü-kō-ˈdis-trə-fē\

Definition of leukodystrophy

plural leu·ko·dys·tro·phies

  1. :  any of several genetically determined diseases characterized by progressive degeneration of myelin in the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves



1960

First Known Use of leukodystrophy

1960


Medical Dictionary

leukodystrophy

noun leu·ko·dys·tro·phy

Medical Definition of leukodystrophy

plural leu·ko·dys·tro·phies

  1. :  any of several inherited diseases (as adrenoleukodystrophy) characterized by progressive degeneration of myelin in the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves



Variants of leukodystrophy

or chiefly British leu·co·dys·tro·phy \ˌlü-kō-ˈdis-trə-fē\play

Learn More about leukodystrophy

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "leukodystrophy"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up leukodystrophy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 13, 2016

a trying or distressing experience

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

2.2 pounds 16.96 pounds 196.5 pounds 100 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ