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Klinefelter's syndrome

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

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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