Turner's syndrome

noun

Tur·​ner's syndrome ˈtər-nərz- How to pronounce Turner's syndrome (audio)
: 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

Examples of Turner's syndrome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If most cells end up as XY, the result is a physically typical male, but if most cells are X, the result is a female with a condition called Turner's syndrome, which tends to result in restricted height and underdeveloped ovaries. Claire Ainsworth, Scientific American, 22 Oct. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

Henry Hubert Turner †1970 American physician

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Turner's syndrome was in 1942

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Medical Definition

Turner's syndrome

noun
Tur·​ner's syndrome ˈtər-nərz- How to pronounce Turner's syndrome (audio)
variants or Turner 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

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