Leukodystrophy definition

lo͞o′kō-dĭs trə-fē
Any of various genetic, usually inherited diseases characterized by a defect in the development or maintenance of myelin.
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(medicine) Any of a group of disorders characterized by progressive degeneration of the white matter of the brain, caused by imperfect growth or development of the myelin sheath that acts as an insulator around nerve fibres.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of leukodystrophy - leucodystrophy

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
leukodystrophy
Plural:
leukodystrophies

Origin of leukodystrophy