[noo r-oh-fahy-broh-muh-toh-sis, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊ faɪˌbroʊ məˈtoʊ sɪs, ˌnyʊər-/

noun, Pathology.
a dominantly inherited genetic disorder characterized by flat brown patches on the skin, neurofibromas of the skin and internal organs, and in some cases skeletal deformity.
a condition characterized by the formation of benign tumours on the fibrous coverings of the peripheral nerves and the development of areas of café-au-lait spots

neurofibromatosis neu·ro·fi·bro·ma·to·sis (nur’ō-fī-brō’mə-tō’sĭs, nyur’-)
A genetic disease characterized by pigmented skin lesions and multiple skin neurofibromas, and sometimes accompanied by physical deformity and a predisposition to brain tumors and various forms of cancer. Also called multiple neurofibroma, neuromatosis, Recklinghausen’s disease, von Recklinghausen’s disease.
A genetic disease characterized by multiple benign tumors of peripheral nerves, called neurofibromas, and pigmented spots on the skin, sometimes accompanied by bone deformity and a predisposition to cancers, especially of the brain.


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