from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hereditary 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A genetic disorder of the connective tissue that causes defects in the heart valves and aorta.
After Antonin Bernard Jean Marfan (1858-1942), French pediatrician.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
After Antoine Marfan, French pediatrician who first described the condition in 1896. (Wiktionary)