Definition of Klinefelter's syndrome
: an abnormal condition in a male characterized by usually two X and one Y chromosomes, infertility, smallness of the testicles, sparse facial and body hair, and enlarged breasts —called also Klinefelter syndrome
Origin of klinefelter's syndrome
Harry F. Klinefelter †1990 American physician
First Known Use: 1950
Medical Definition of Klinefelter's syndrome
: an abnormal condition in a male characterized by two X chromosomes and one Y chromosome, infertility, smallness of the testes, sparse facial and body hair, and gynecomastia
Biographical Note for klinefelter's syndrome
Klinefelter, Harry Fitch (1912–1990), American physician. Klinefelter specialized in endocrinology and rheumatology. Klinefelter's syndrome was described in 1942.
Variants of klinefelter's syndrome
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