Marfan syndromeMar·fan syndrome
a hereditary disorder characterized by abnormalities of the blood circulation and the eyes, abnormally long bones in the limbs, and unusually flexible joints
also Marfan's syndrome
Origin of Marfan syndromeafter Antonin Marfan (1858-1942), French physician, who first described it (1892)
A genetic disorder principally affecting the connective tissues of the body, manifested in varying degrees by excessive bone elongation and joint flexibility and by abnormalities of the eye and cardiovascular system.
Origin of Marfan syndromeAfter Antonin Bernard Jean Marfan (1858-1942), French pediatrician
(plural Marfan syndromes)
After Antoine Marfan, French pediatrician who first described the condition in 1896.