Crouzon syndrome

noun

variants also Crouzon's syndrome
: an inherited disorder that is controlled by an autosomal dominant gene and that is characterized by malformation of the skull due to premature ossification and closure of the sutures and by widely spaced eyes, abnormal protrusion of the eyeballs, a beaked nose, and underdevelopment of the maxilla with protrusion of the mandible

called also craniofacial dysostosis

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“Crouzon syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Crouzon%20syndrome. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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