neurofibromatosis

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neu·ro·fi·bro·ma·to·sis

 (no͝or′ō-fī′brō-mə-tō′sĭs, nyo͝or′-)
n. Abbr. NF
Any of several genetic diseases characterized by the development of benign tumors of the nerves and, in the most common form, associated with abnormal skin pigmentation and bone deformities.

neurofibromatosis

(ˌnjʊərəʊˌfaɪbrəməˈtəʊsɪs)
n
(Medicine) 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

neu•ro•fi•bro•ma•to•sis

(ˌnʊər oʊ faɪˌbroʊ məˈtoʊ sɪs, ˌnyʊər-)

n.
a genetic disorder characterized by brown patches on the skin, neurofibromas of the skin and internal organs, and in some cases skeletal deformity.
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Noun1.neurofibromatosis - autosomal dominant disease characterized by numerous neurofibromas and by spots on the skin and often by developmental abnormalities
monogenic disease, monogenic disorder - an inherited disease controlled by a single pair of genes
autosomal dominant disease, autosomal dominant disorder - a disease caused by a dominant mutant gene on an autosome
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neurofibromatosis

n neurofibromatosis f
References in periodicals archive ?
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1), or von Recklinghausen disease, is the most common and is a result of a genetic mutation on chromosome 17 that is involved in producing a protein called neurofibromin.
Also known as von Recklinghausen disease type 1, the most important component of this disorder is the multiple neurofibromas.
An 11-year-old family member of mine, let's call him "Joe," was born with the "cafe-au-lait" brown spots that are diagnostic of the genetic disease von Recklinghausen disease, a.

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