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Definition of Leukodystrophy

Leukodystrophy: A disorder of the white matter of the brain. The white matter mainly consists of nerve fibers rather than nerve cells themselves, and it is concerned with conduction of nerve impulses.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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