leukodystrophy


leu·ko·dys·tro·phy

noun \ˌlü-kō-ˈdis-trə-fē\
plural leu·ko·dys·tro·phies

Definition of LEUKODYSTROPHY

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

First Known Use of LEUKODYSTROPHY

1960

leu·ko·dys·tro·phy

noun    (Medical Dictionary)
plural leu·ko·dys·tro·phies

Medical Definition of LEUKODYSTROPHY

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

Variants of LEUKODYSTROPHY

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

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