Turner's syndrome

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

Definition of Turner's syndrome

: 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

First Known Use of Turner's syndrome

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Turner's syndrome

Henry Hubert Turner †1970 American physician

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“Turner's syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Turner%27s%20syndrome. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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Turner's syndrome

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

Medical Definition of Turner's 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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