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von Recklinghausen's disease

Line breaks: von Reck|ling|hau¦sen's dis|ease
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛklɪŋˌhaʊz(ə)nz
 
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Definition of von Recklinghausen's disease in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1A hereditary disease in which numerous benign tumours develop in various parts of the body, especially the skin and the fibrous sheaths of the nerves. It is a form of neurofibromatosis.
Example sentences
  • Neurofibromatosis, or von Recklinghausen's disease, is a relatively common autosomal dominant genetic disorder in which affected individuals develop benign and malignant tumors at an increased frequency.

Origin

early 20th century: named after Friedrich von Recklinghausen (1833–1910), German pathologist.

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