from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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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- noun A
genetic disorderof the connective tissuethat causes defects in the heart valves and aorta.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[After Antonin Bernard Jean Marfan, (1858–1942), French pediatrician.]
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After Antoine Marfan, French pediatrician who first described the condition in 1896.
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