Definition of neurofibromatosis
: a disorder inherited as an autosomal dominant and characterized especially by brown spots on the skin, neurofibromas of peripheral nerves, and deformities of subcutaneous tissue and bone
Recent Examples of neurofibromatosis from the Web
Individuals like Reggie, who was born with an extreme case of neurofibromatosis that caused his left knee to swell to 28 inches, making it next to impossible to find off-the-rack slacks that fit.
Hesslip, 52, has a condition called neurofibromatosis, a genetic mutation that produces the bumps all over his body.
Thousands stripped down to their skivvies Saturday in 40 degree weather for Cupid’s Undie Run, a four-hour party to benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation and neurofibromatosis that happened to have a 1-mile run in it.
Cupid’s Undie Run is hitting Denver from noon to 4 p.m. for a mile-long run in nothing but skivvies to raise money and awareness for The Children’s Tumor Foundation and neurofibromatosis research.
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Origin and Etymology of neurofibromatosis
New Latin, from neurofibromat-, neurofibroma
First Known Use: 1896See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of neurofibromatosis
1 also neurofibromatosis type 1 or neurofibromatosis 1 : an inherited developmental disorder characterized especially by brown spots on the skin that are typically present at birth, neurofibromas of peripheral nerves, and deformities of subcutaneous tissues and bone—abbreviation NF, NF-1; called also Recklinghausen's disease, von Recklinghausen's disease
2 also neurofibromatosis type 2 or neurofibromatosis 2 : an inherited disorder characterized by bilateral acoustic neuromas developing in childhood or early adulthood that are typically accompanied by other nonmalignant tumors of the central nervous system—abbreviation NF, NF-2 ◆Both types of neurofibromatosis are inherited as an autosomal dominant trait requiring that one parent pass on a copy of the defective gene on a chromosome other than a sex chromosome. Type 1 is much more common than type 2.
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