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neurofibromatosis

noun neu·ro·fi·bro·ma·to·sis \-(ˌ)fī-ˌbrō-mə-ˈtō-səs\

Definition of NEUROFIBROMATOSIS

:  a disorder inherited as an autosomal dominant and characterized especially by brown spots on the skin, neurofibromas of peripheral nerves, and deformities of subcutaneous tissue and bone
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Origin of NEUROFIBROMATOSIS

New Latin, from neurofibromat-, neurofibroma
First Known Use: 1896
Medical Dictionary

neurofibromatosis

noun neu·ro·fi·bro·ma·to·sis \-fī-ˌbrō-mə-ˈtō-səs\
plural neu·ro·fi·bro·ma·to·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of NEUROFIBROMATOSIS

:  a disorder inherited as an autosomal dominant trait and characterized by brown spots on the skin, neurofibromas of peripheral nerves, and deformities of subcutaneous tissues and bone—abbreviation NF; called also Recklinghausen's disease, von Recklinghausen's disease

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