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Laennec's cirrhosis Line breaks: Laen|nec's cir|rho¦sis
Pronunciation: /laˈɛnɛks/

Definition of Laennec's cirrhosis in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
A type of cirrhosis of the liver characterized by a nodular appearance of the liver surface, associated with alcoholism.
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.

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