Morquio's disease

noun
Mor·​quio's disease | \ ˈmȯr-kē-ˌōz- How to pronounce Morquio's disease (audio) \

Medical Definition of Morquio's disease

: a mucopolysaccharidosis that is characterized by excretion of keratan sulfate in the urine, dwarfism, a short neck, protruding sternum, kyphosis, a flat nose, prominent upper jaw, and a waddling gait

Note: Morquio's disease is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait requiring that both parents pass on a copy of the defective gene on a chromosome other than a sex chromosome.

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“Morquio's disease.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Morquio%27s%20disease. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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