Definition of leukodystrophy in English:

leukodystrophy

noun

  • Any of several disorders of the white matter of the central nervous system (sometimes also affecting peripheral nerves), characterized by defective formation or breakdown of myelin.

Origin

1960s. From modern Latin leukodystrophia, coined in German.

Pronunciation

leukodystrophy

/ˌl(j)uːkə(ʊ)ˈdɪstrəfi/