neurofibromatoses

neurofibromatosis

[noor-oh-fahy-broh-muh-toh-sis, nyoor-]
noun Pathology.
a dominantly inherited genetic disorder characterized by flat brown patches on the skin, neurofibromas of the skin and internal organs, and in some cases skeletal deformity.

Origin:
1895–1900; < Neo-Latin neurofibromat-, stem of neurofibroma neurofibroma + -osis

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neurofibromatosis (ˌnjʊərəʊˌfaɪbrəməˈtəʊsɪs)
 
n
a condition characterized by the formation of benign tumours on the fibrous coverings of the peripheral nerves and the development of areas of café-au-lait spots

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neurofibromatosis neu·ro·fi·bro·ma·to·sis (nur'ō-fī-brō'mə-tō'sĭs, nyur'-)
n.
A genetic disease characterized by pigmented skin lesions and multiple skin neurofibromas, and sometimes accompanied by physical deformity and a predisposition to brain tumors and various forms of cancer. Also called multiple neurofibroma, neuromatosis, Recklinghausen's disease, von Recklinghausen's disease.

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neurofibromatosis   (nr'ō-fī'brō-mə-tō'sĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
A genetic disease characterized by multiple benign tumors of peripheral nerves, called neurofibromas, and pigmented spots on the skin, sometimes accompanied by bone deformity and a predisposition to cancers, especially of the brain.
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