trisomy 21

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

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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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