neurofibromatosis


neu·ro·fi·bro·ma·to·sis

noun \-(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

Origin of NEUROFIBROMATOSIS

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

neu·ro·fi·bro·ma·to·sis

noun \-fī-ˌbrō-mə-ˈtō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
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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