Williams syndrome

noun
Wil·​liams syndrome | \ ˈwil-yəmz- How to pronounce Williams syndrome (audio) \

Definition of Williams syndrome

: a rare genetic disorder marked especially by hypercalcemia of infants, heart defects, characteristic facial abnormalities, and mild to moderate intellectual disability but a high verbal aptitude

First Known Use of Williams syndrome

1981, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Williams syndrome

J. C. P. Williams born 1922 New Zealand physician

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

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Williams syndrome

noun
Wil·​liams syndrome | \ ˈwil-yəmz- How to pronounce Williams syndrome (audio) \
variants: also Williams-Beuren syndrome \ -​ˈbȯi-​rən-​ How to pronounce Williams-Beuren syndrome (audio) \

Medical Definition of Williams syndrome

: a rare genetic disorder characterized especially by hypercalcemia of infants, heart defects (as supravalvular aortic stenosis), characteristic facial features (as an upturned nose, long philtrum, wide mouth, full lips, and pointed chin), a sociable personality, and mild to moderate intellectual disability but a high verbal aptitude

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