Morquio's disease

noun

Mor·​quio's disease ˈmȯr-kē-ˌōz- How to pronounce Morquio's disease (audio)
: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Morquio%27s%20disease. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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