adrenoleukodystrophy

noun
ad·​re·​no·​leu·​ko·​dys·​tro·​phy | \-ˌlü-kō-ˈdis-trə-fē \

Definition of adrenoleukodystrophy 

: a rare demyelinating disease of the central nervous system that is inherited as a sex-linked recessive trait chiefly affecting males in childhood and that is characterized by progressive blindness, deafness, tonic spasms, and mental deterioration abbreviation ALD

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The inspiration came from San Clemente resident Gina Cousineau, who lost her 9-year-old son Evan in 2007 to the genetic disorder adrenoleukodystrophy. Fred Swegles, Orange County Register, "‘Save those pop tabs,’ says Eagle candidate," 15 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of adrenoleukodystrophy

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adrenoleukodystrophy

adreno- + leukodystrophy

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adrenoleukodystrophy

noun
adre·​no·​leu·​ko·​dys·​tro·​phy
variants: or chiefly British adrenoleucodystrophy \-​ˌlü-​kō-​ˈdis-​trə-​fē \
plural adrenoleukodystrophies

Medical Definition of adrenoleukodystrophy 

: a rare demyelinating disease of the central nervous system that is inherited as an X-linked recessive trait chiefly affecting males in childhood and that is characterized by progressive blindness, deafness, tonic spasms, and mental deterioration abbreviation ALD

called also encephalitis periaxialis diffusa, Schilder's disease, Schilder's encephalitis

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