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dysgenesis

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noun dys·gen·e·sis \(ˌ)dis-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of dysgenesis

  1. :  defective development especially of the gonads (as in Klinefelter's syndrome)



Origin of dysgenesis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1962


Medical Dictionary

dysgenesis

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noun dys·gen·e·sis \(ˈ)dis-ˈjen-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of dysgenesis

plural dysgeneses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  defective development especially of the gonads (as in Klinefelter's syndrome or Turner's syndrome)




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