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
Origin and Etymology of turner's syndrome
Henry Hubert Turner †1970 American physician
First Known Use: 1942See Words from the same year
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
Biographical Note for turner's syndrome
Henry Hubert (1892–1970), American endocrinologist. Turner practiced internal medicine privately and served as a consulting endocrinologist and chief of a metabolic clinic at a university hospital in Oklahoma. He described Turner's syndrome in 1938.
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