leukodystrophy

noun leu·ko·dys·tro·phy \ ˌlü-kō-ˈdi-strə-fē \

Definition of leukodystrophy

plural leukodystrophies
:any of several genetically determined diseases characterized by progressive degeneration of myelin in the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves

First Known Use of leukodystrophy

1960


Medical Dictionary

leukodystrophy

noun leu·ko·dys·tro·phy
variants: or chiefly British leucodystrophy play \ˌlü-kō-ˈdis-trə-fē\

medical Definition of leukodystrophy

plural leukodystrophies
:any of several inherited diseases (as adrenoleukodystrophy) characterized by progressive degeneration of myelin in the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves

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