leukodystrophy

noun leu·ko·dys·tro·phy \ ˌlü-kō-ˈdi-strə-fē \
|Updated on: 31 Jul 2018

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

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1960

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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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