noun[mass noun] Medicine
- A type of cirrhosis of the liver characterized by a nodular appearance of the liver surface, associated with alcoholism.More example sentences
- While Laennec's stethoscope revolutionized diagnosis of diseases of the chest, his name is eponymously associated with micronodular cirrhosis of the liver (Laennec's cirrhosis).
- His name is also immortalized in the micronodular ‘Laennec's cirrhosis’ of the liver.
early 19th century: named after René T. H. Laënnec (1781–1826), the French physician who described the condition.
More definitions of Laennec's cirrhosisDefinition of Laennec's cirrhosis in:
- The US English dictionary