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Klinefelter's syndrome

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noun Kline·fel·ter's syndrome \ˈklīn-ˌfel-tərz-\

Definition of Klinefelter's syndrome

  1. :  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 Dictionary

Klinefelter's syndrome

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noun Kline·fel·ter's syndrome \ˈklīn-ˌfel-tərz-\

Medical Definition of Klinefelter's syndrome

  1. :  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

also Kline·fel·ter syndrome \-tər-\play

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