PHAKOMATOSIS (PHACOMATOSIS)

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noun. a genetic disorder marked by the development of benign nodule-like growths or tumors of the brain, skin, and eye. Kinds of phakomatosis include cerebroretinal angiomatosis, von Recklinghausen's disease, encephalotrigeminal angiomatosis, and tuberous sclerosis.

PHAKOMATOSIS (PHACOMATOSIS): "Phakomatosis is inherited, and is likely to be passed on to subsequent offspring."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PHAKOMATOSIS (PHACOMATOSIS)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/phakomatosis-phacomatosis/ (accessed October 1, 2022).

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