neurofibromatosis(redirected from elephant man disease)
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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|