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Originally: an inherited (X-linked recessive) disorder characterized by atrophy of the adrenal cortex and degeneration of the white matter of the nervous system, typically appearing in prepubertal boys, and leading to Addisonian symptoms, spastic paralysis, and mental deterioration. Later also (more fully "neonatal adrenoleukodystrophy"): a similar disorder inherited in an autosomal recessive manner and appearing in infancy.
1970s. From adreno- + leukodystrophy.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.