familial adenomatous polyposis

noun
familial adenomatous pol·yp·o·sis | \-ˌpä-li-ˈpō-səs \

Definition of familial adenomatous polyposis 

: an inherited disease of the large intestine marked by the formation especially in the colon and rectum of numerous glandular polyps which typically become malignant if left untreated

called also familial polyposis

First Known Use of familial adenomatous polyposis

1976, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for familial adenomatous polyposis

polyposis presence of polyps, from New Latin, from polypus polyp + -osis

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familial adenomatous polyposis

noun

Medical 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 adenomatous polyposis coli, familial polyposis

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