DiGeorge syndrome

noun
Di·​George syndrome | \ də-ˈjȯrj- How to pronounce DiGeorge syndrome (audio) \
variants: also DiGeorge's syndrome \ -​ˈjȯr-​jəz How to pronounce DiGeorge's syndrome (audio) \

Medical Definition of DiGeorge syndrome

: a rare congenital disease that is characterized especially by absent or underdeveloped thymus and parathyroid glands, heart defects, immunodeficiency, hypocalcemia, and characteristic facial features (as wide-set eyes, small jaws, and low-set ears) and is typically caused by a deletion on the chromosome numbered 22

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“DiGeorge syndrome.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/DiGeorge%20syndrome. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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