Origin of neurofibromatosis
New Latin, from neurofibromat-, neurofibroma
First Known Use: 1896
Medical Definition of neurofibromatosis
plural neu·ro·fi·bro·ma·to·ses \-ˌsēz\play
: 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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