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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations

neurofibromatosis

n neurofibromatosis f
References in periodicals archive ?
2] Multiple schwannomas can be seen as part of type 2 neurofibromatosis, schwannomatosis or Carney complex.
We describe a rare complication of stereotactic radiotherapy for large acoustic neuromas in a patient with type 2 neurofibromatosis.
It is only available to people with type 2 neurofibromatosis - those with tumours on both sides of the brain.