familial adenomatous polyposis


familial adenomatous polyposis

noun

Definition of FAMILIAL ADENOMATOUS POLYPOSIS

: a disease of the large intestine that is marked by the formation especially in the colon and rectum of numerous adenomatous polyps which typically become malignant if left untreated, that may be either asymptomatic or accompanied by diarrhea or bleeding, and that is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait—abbreviation FAP; called also familial polyposis

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