Marfan-syndrome meaning

märfăn
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.
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(proper) A hereditary disorder characterized by abnormalities of the blood circulation and the eyes, abnormally long bones in the limbs, and unusually flexible joints.
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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.
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A genetic disorder of the connective tissue that causes defects in the heart valves and aorta.
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Origin of marfan-syndrome

  • After Antonin Bernard Jean Marfan (1858–1942), French pediatrician

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • After Antoine Marfan, French pediatrician who first described the condition in 1896.

    From Wiktionary