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neurofibromatosis

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

Definition of neurofibromatosis

  1. :  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



Origin of neurofibromatosis

New Latin, from neurofibromat-, neurofibroma


First Known Use: 1896


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neurofibromatosis

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

Medical Definition of neurofibromatosis

plural neu·ro·fi·bro·ma·to·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  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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