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ataxia–telangiectasia

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noun atax·ia–tel·an·gi·ec·ta·sia \-ˌte-ˌlan-jē-ˌek-ˈtā-zh(ē-)ə, -tē-, -tə-\

Definition of ataxia–telangiectasia

  1. :  an inherited systemic disorder marked especially by progressive pathological changes in the nervous system resulting in loss of motor coordination and by increased susceptibility to cancer especially of lymphoid tissue



1961

First Known Use of ataxia–telangiectasia

1961


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