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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

noun Eh·lers-Dan·los syndrome \ ˈā-lərz-ˈdan-(ˌ)läs- \

medical Definition of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

:an inherited disorder of connective tissue with several clinical forms characterized especially by extremely flexible joints, elastic skin, and excessive bruising

Biographical Note for ehlers-danlos syndrome

  • Danlos \dȧⁿ-lō\, Henri–Alexandre (1844–1912), French dermatologist. In 1908 Danlos published his own description of the syndrome to which his name and Ehlers' have become attached.

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