Literally meaning:. Delay of the growth of the white matter
Origin: Anc Greek
+δυσ-/dys-(=prefix used with a negative sense meaning difficult, bad, abnormal, misfortune) > δύω/dyo(=decline) δύση/dysi(=sundown)
+ τροφή/trophe(=food, nourishment ))
In 1928 by Bielschowsky and Henneberg
(Sourse: T. Inose and S Yoroi, Pathology International, 1962)
Leukodystrophy concerns to a group of genetic disorders characterized by dysfunction of the white matter of the brain affecting the myelin sheath.