neurofibromatosis(redirected from Von Recklinghausen disease)
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Related to Von Recklinghausen disease: tuberous sclerosis, Neurofibromatosis Type 2, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, Elephant man
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.
(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-)
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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|Noun||1.||neurofibromatosis - autosomal dominant disease characterized by numerous neurofibromas and by spots on the skin and often by developmental abnormalities|