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Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome

noun Mar·o·teaux-La·my syndrome \ mär-ō-ˈtō-lä-ˈmē- \

medical Definition of Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome

:a mucopolysaccharidosis that is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait and that is similar to Hurler syndrome except that intellectual development is not retarded

Biographical Note for maroteaux-lamy syndrome

  • Lamy \lȧ-mē\, Maurice Emile Joseph (1895–1975), French physician. After a tenure as executive officer of a children's hospital in Paris, Lamy served from 1950 to 1967 as a professor at an institute for genetics research in Paris. He published works on scarlet fever immunity, twins, hereditary illnesses, and a handbook of medical genetics.

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