familial polyendocrine adenomatosis n.
An inherited disorder in which functioning tumors occur in more than one endocrine gland, commonly the pancreatic islands and parathyroid glands, often associated with peptic ulcers and gastric hypersecretion.
- Familial screening
familial screening n. The screening of close relatives of individuals who have diseases that may be latent, as in age-dependent dominant traits, or that may involve risk to offspring, as X-linked traits.
- Familial spinal muscular atrophy
familial spinal muscular atrophy n. See infantile muscular atrophy.
[fuh-mil-yer] /fəˈmɪl yər/ adjective 1. commonly or generally known or seen: a familiar sight. 2. well-acquainted; thoroughly conversant: to be familiar with a subject. 3. informal; easygoing; unceremonious; unconstrained: to write in a familiar style. 4. closely intimate or personal: a familiar friend; to be on familiar terms. 5. unduly intimate; too personal; taking liberties; […]
[fuh-mil-yuh-rahyz] /fəˈmɪl yəˌraɪz/ verb (used with object), familiarized, familiarizing. 1. to make (onself or another) well-acquainted or conversant with something. 2. to make (something) well-known; bring into common knowledge or use. 3. Archaic. to make ; establish (a person) in friendly intimacy. verb (used without object), familiarized, familiarizing. 4. Archaic. to associate in a way. […]