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Klippel–Feil syndrome

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

Medical Definition of KLIPPEL-FEIL SYNDROME

:  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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