neurofibromatosis neu·ro·fi·bro·ma·to·sis (nur'ō-fī-brō'mə-tō'sĭs, nyur'-)
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.
|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.