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[mass noun] A type of cirrhosis of the liver characterized by a nodular appearance of the liver surface, associated with alcoholism.
- ‘While Laennec's stethoscope revolutionized diagnosis of diseases of the chest, his name is eponymously associated with micronodular cirrhosis of the liver (Laennec's cirrhosis).’
- ‘His name is also immortalized in the micronodular ‘Laennec's cirrhosis’ of the liver.’
Early 19th century: named after René T. H. Laënnec (1781–1826), the French physician who described the condition.
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