familial polyposis
noun see familial adenomatous polyposis

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Familial polyposis — An inherited condition in which several hundred polyps develop in the colon and rectum. * * * familial polyposis n any of several inherited diseases (as Gardner s syndrome or Peutz Jegher s syndrome) that are characterized esp. by the formation… …   Medical dictionary

  • familial polyposis — An inherited condition in which numerous polyps (growths that protrude from mucous membranes) form on the inside walls of the colon and rectum. It increases the risk of colorectal cancer. Also called familial adenomatous polyposis and FAP …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • familial polyposis — noun see familial adenomatous polyposis …   Useful english dictionary

  • familial polyposis coli — familial polyposis coli. См. семейный коли полипоз. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • multiple familial polyposis — familial adenomatous p …   Medical dictionary

  • Familial adenomatous polyposis — Classification and external resources Endoscopic image of sigmoid colon of patient with familial adenomatous polyposis. ICD 10 C …   Wikipedia

  • familial adenomatous polyposis — n a disease of the large intestine that is marked by the formation esp. in the colon and rectum of numerous adenomatous polyps which typically become malignant if left untreated, that may be either asymptomatic or accompanied by diarrhea or… …   Medical dictionary

  • Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) — A syndrome characterized by the formation of thousands of polyps in the colon and rectum with colorectal cancer the inevitable consequence. Polyps can also occur in the stomach, duodenum and the terminal ileum. The polyps most often begin to form …   Medical dictionary

  • familial adenomatous polyposis — noun Etymology: polyposis presence of polyps, from New Latin, from polypus polyp + osis Date: 1976 an inherited disease of the large intestine marked by the formation especially in the colon and rectum of numerous glandular polyps which typically …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • familial adenomatous polyposis — FAP. An inherited condition in which numerous polyps (growths that protrude from mucous membranes) form on the inside walls of the colon and rectum. It increases the risk for colorectal cancer. Also called FAP and familial polyposis …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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