Marfan syndrome

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Mar·fan syndrome

A genetic 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.

[After Antonin Bernard Jean Marfan (1858-1942), French pediatrician.]

Marfan syndrome

(Pathology) a disorder of connective tissue that is characterized by abnormal elongation of the bones and often by visual impairment
[C19: named after Antoine Marfan (1858–1942), French paediatrician]

Mar′fan syn`drome

(ˈmɑr fæn, mɑrˈfæn)

a hereditary disorder characterized by abnormally elongated bones, hypermotility of the joints, and circulatory and eye abnormalities.
[after Antonin Bernard Marfan (1858–1942), French pediatrician, who described it in 1892]
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