Definition of Pompe in English:

Pompe

noun

Medicine
  • In the genitive and attributive, especially in "Pompe's disease". Designating an inherited (autosomal recessive) metabolic disorder in which deficiency of the enzyme acid alpha-glucosidase (acid maltase) leads to the accumulation of glycogen in lysosomes in cardiac and skeletal muscle and other tissues.

Origin

1950s. From the name of Joannes Cassianus Pompe, Dutch physician, who described the condition in 1932.

Pronunciation

Pompe

/ˈpɒmpeɪ//ˈpɒmpə/