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Meckel-Gruber syndrome

noun Meck·el-Gru·ber syndrome \ ˈmek-əl-ˈgrü-bər- \

medical Definition of Meckel-Gruber syndrome

: a syndrome inherited as an autosomal recessive trait and typically characterized by occipital encephalocele, microcephaly, cleft palate, polydactyly, and polycystic kidneys called also Meckel's syndrome

Biographical Note for meckel-gruber syndrome

  • Gruber, Georg Benno Otto (1884–1977), German pathologist. A professor of medicine at Innsbruck and then at Göttingen, Gruber specialized in the study of deformities. Also known as a historian of medicine, he published works on the history of pathological anatomy and teratology. He also published studies on the concept of illness and on such specific diseases as polyarteritis nodosa.

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