phacomatosis

noun

phaco·​ma·​to·​sis ˌfak-ō-mə-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce phacomatosis (audio)
plural phacomatoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce phacomatosis (audio)
: any of a group of hereditary or congenital diseases (as neurofibromatosis) affecting the central nervous system and characterized by the development of hamartomas

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“Phacomatosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phacomatosis. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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