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cri du chat syndrome

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noun \ˌkrē-du̇-ˈshä-, -də-\

Medical Definition of cri du chat syndrome

  1. :  an inherited condition characterized by a mewing cry, mental retardation, physical anomalies, and the absence of part of a chromosome—called also cat cry syndrome




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