marfan's syndrome

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Marfan's syndrome Mar·fan's syndrome (mär'fānz)
n.
A hereditary disorder principally affecting the connective tissues of the body, manifested in varying degrees by excessive bone elongation and joint flexibility and by abnormalities of the eye and cardiovascular system.

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