Proteus syndrome
A disturbance of cell growth including benign tumors under the skin, overgrowth of the body, often more on one side than the other (hemihypertrophy), and overgrowth of fingers (macrodactyly). The syndrome is named after the Greek god Proteus the polymorphous who could change his appearance. The "elephant man" (John Merrick) of 19th century England who was thought to have had neurofibromatosis probably had Proteus syndrome.

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Pro·te·us syn·drome (proґte-əs) [Gr. Prōteus an ocean deity able to appear in many different forms] see under syndrome.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Proteus syndrome — noun A congenital disorder that causes skin overgrowth and atypical bone development, often accompanied by tumors …   Wiktionary

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