Turner's syndrome


Tur·ner's syndrome

noun \ˈtər-nərz-\

Definition of TURNER'S SYNDROME

:  a genetically determined condition that is typically associated with the presence of only one complete X chromosome and no Y chromosome and is characterized especially by a female phenotype with underdeveloped and usually infertile ovaries and short stature

Origin of TURNER'S SYNDROME

Henry Hubert Turner †1970 American physician
First Known Use: 1942

Tur·ner's syndrome

noun \ˈtər-nərz-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TURNER'S SYNDROME

: a genetically determined condition that is typically associated with the presence of only one complete X chromosome and no Y chromosome and with characteristics including a female phenotype, underdeveloped and usually infertile ovaries, absence of menstrual onset, short stature, excess skin about the neck, cubitus valgus, aortic coarctation, and a low hairline on the back of the neck

Biographical Note for TURNER'S SYNDROME

Turner, Henry Hubert (1892–1970), American endocrinologist. Turner practiced internal medicine privately and served as a consulting endocrinologist and chief of a metabolic clinic at a university hospital in Oklahoma. He described Turner's syndrome in 1938.

Variants of TURNER'S SYNDROME

Tur·ner's syndrome or Tur·ner syndrome \-nər-\

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: Turner's yellow
Previous Word in the Dictionary: turner hood
All Words Near: Turner's syndrome

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up Turner's syndrome? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).