trisomy 21

noun
tri·​so·​my 21 | \ ˈtrī-ˌsō-mē-ˌtwen-tē-ˈwən How to pronounce trisomy 21 (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web The aim of the series, Grevenitis told me, is to demystify disability by compiling a full portrait of life with trisomy 21. Eren Orbey, The New Yorker, "A Mother’s Steely Portraits of Her Daughter’s Life with Down Syndrome," 18 Aug. 2020 Doctors commonly screen for Down syndrome (trisomy 21), Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18) and Patau syndrome (trisomy 13) during this test. Emily Mullin, New York Times, "[Everything you need to know about," 17 Apr. 2020 The following week, the results came back positive for trisomy 21, the most common type of Down Syndrome. Kate Branch, Vogue, "I Have a Newborn with Down Syndrome—Here's What the Gerber Baby News Means to Me," 9 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of trisomy 21

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trisomy 21

from the occurrence of trisomy in chromosome 21 of persons with Down syndrome

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The first known use of trisomy 21 was in 1961

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23 Aug 2020

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“Trisomy 21.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trisomy%2021. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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trisomy 21

noun
\ -ˌtwent-ē-ˈwən How to pronounce trisomy 21 (audio) \

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