Klippel-Feil syndrome

noun
Klip·​pel-Feil syndrome | \ kli-ˈpel-ˈfīl- How to pronounce Klippel-Feil syndrome (audio) \

Medical Definition of Klippel-Feil syndrome

: congenital fusion of the cervical vertebrae resulting in a short and relatively immobile neck

Learn More about Klippel-Feil syndrome

Cite this Entry

“Klippel-Feil syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Klippel-Feil%20syndrome. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

Comments on Klippel-Feil syndrome

What made you want to look up Klippel-Feil syndrome? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!