Marfan syndrome

[mahr-fan, mahr-fan]
noun Pathology.
a hereditary disorder characterized by abnormally elongated bones, especially in the extremities, hypermotility of the joints, and circulatory and eye abnormalities.

named after Antonin Bernard Marfan (1858–1942), French pediatrician, who described it in 1892 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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