Definition of Milroy's disease in English:

Milroy's disease

Pronunciation /ˈmɪlrɔɪz dɪˌziːz/


  • A hereditary (autosomal dominant) form of lymphoedema, in which oedema, particularly involving the lower limbs, is present from birth.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in William Osler (1849–1919), physician. From the genitive of the name of William Forsyth Milroy, U.S. physician, who described the disease in 1892 (N.Y. Med. Jrnl 56 505) + disease.