leukodystrophy

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leukodystrophy

[‚lü·kə′dis·trə·fē]
(medicine)
A condition thought to result from an inborn error of metabolism and characterized by progressive degeneration of the white matter of the cerebrum, or by defective buildup of myelin.
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