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Noun: mucoviscidosis  ,myoo-kow,vi-si'dow-sis
  1. The most common hereditary 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
    - cystic fibrosis, CF, fibrocystic disease of the pancreas, pancreatic fibrosis

Type of: fibrosis, monogenic disease, monogenic disorder

Encyclopedia: Mucoviscidosis