Definition of Marfan's syndrome in English:

Marfan's syndrome

Syllabification: Mar·fan's syn·drome
Pronunciation: /ˈmärfənz, märˈfäNz
 
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(also Marfan syndrome)

noun

Medicine
A hereditary disorder of connective tissue, resulting in abnormally long and thin digits and also frequently in optical and cardiovascular defects.
More example sentences
  • Orthodontists also play a role in diagnosing systemic conditions that affect facial growth or development of the dentition, such as acromegaly or Marfan's syndrome.
  • Causes of dissection include hypertension, Marfan's syndrome, trauma, Ehler's Danlos, coarctation, bicuspid aortic valve and relapsing polychondritis.
  • None had had a previous aortic dissection or had a family history or clinical characteristics of Marfan's syndrome, and in no case was the aortic dissection secondary to chest trauma.

Origin

1930s: named after Antonin B. J. Marfan (1858–1942), French pediatrician.

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