Marfan syndrome

noun
Mar·​fan syndrome | \ ˈmär-ˌfan- How to pronounce Marfan syndrome (audio) \
variants: or Marfan's syndrome \ ˈmär-​ˌfanz-​ How to pronounce Marfan's syndrome (audio) \

Definition of Marfan syndrome

: a disorder of connective tissue that is inherited as a dominant trait and is characterized by abnormal elongation of the long bones and often by ocular and circulatory defects

First Known Use of Marfan syndrome

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Marfan syndrome

Antonin Bernard Jean Marfan †1942 French pediatrician

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The first known use of Marfan syndrome was circa 1923

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“Marfan syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Marfan%20syndrome. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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Marfan syndrome

noun
Mar·​fan syndrome | \ ˈmär-ˌfan- How to pronounce Marfan syndrome (audio) \
variants: or Marfan's syndrome \ -​ˌfanz-​ How to pronounce Marfan's syndrome (audio) \

Medical Definition of Marfan syndrome

: a disorder of connective tissue that is inherited as a simple dominant trait, is caused by a defect in the gene controlling the production of fibrillin, and is characterized by abnormal elongation of the long bones and often by ocular and circulatory defects

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