cystic fibrosis

Definitions of cystic fibrosis
  1. noun
    the most common congenital disease; the child's lungs and intestines and pancreas become clogged with thick mucus; caused by defect in a single gene; no cure is known
    synonyms: CF, fibrocystic disease of the pancreas, mucoviscidosis, pancreatic fibrosis
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    type of:
    monogenic disease, monogenic disorder
    an inherited disease controlled by a single pair of genes
    development of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ
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