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Klippel–Feil syndrome

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noun Klip·pel–Feil syndrome \kli-ˈpel-ˈfīl-\

Medical Definition of Klippel–Feil syndrome

  1. :  congenital fusion of the cervical vertebrae resulting in a short and relatively immobile neck



Biographical Note for klippel–feil syndrome

Klippel

,

Maurice

(1858–1942), and

Feil

,

André

(born 1884), French neurologists. Klippel and Feil described the Klippel-Feil syndrome in 1912.


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