globoid cell leukodystrophy

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globoid cell leukodystrophy glo·boid cell leukodystrophy (glō'boid')
n.
An inherited metabolic encephalopathy of infancy with rapidly progressive cerebral degeneration, massive loss of myelin, severe astrocytic gliosis, and infiltration of the white matter with characteristic multinucleate globoid cells. Also called Krabbe's disease.

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