leukodystrophic etymology

English word leukodystrophic comes from English -ic, English leukodystrophy

Detailed word origin of leukodystrophic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
leukodystrophy English (eng) (medicine) Any of a group of disorders characterized by progressive degeneration of the white matter of the brain, caused by imperfect growth or development of the myelin sheath that acts as an insulator around nerve fibres.
leukodystrophic English (eng) Of or pertaining to leukodystrophy.

Words with the same origin as leukodystrophic

Descendants of -ic
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