Definition of Milroy's disease in English:

Milroy's disease

noun

Medicine
  • A hereditary (autosomal dominant) form of lymphoedema, in which oedema, particularly involving the lower limbs, is present from birth.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in William Osler (1849–1919), physician. From the genitive of the name of William Forsyth Milroy, U.S. physician, who described the disease in 1892 ( N.Y. Med. Jrnl 56 505) + disease.

Pronunciation

Milroy's disease

/ˈmɪlrɔɪz dɪˌziːz/