Klinefelter's syndrome


Kline·fel·ter's syndrome

noun \ˈklīn-ˌfel-tərz-\

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

Kline·fel·ter's syndrome

noun \ˈklīn-ˌfel-tərz-\   (Medical Dictionary)

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

Kline·fel·ter's syndrome also Kline·fel·ter syndrome \-tər-\

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