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Patau syndrome

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noun Pa·tau syndrome \pä-ˈtau̇-\
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Patau's syndrome

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Medical Definition of Patau syndrome

Biographical Note for patau syndrome

Patau

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Klaus

(flourished 1960), American (German-born) geneticist. Associated with the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Patau and his colleagues in 1960 became the first to attribute the syndrome of trisomy to the chromosome numbered 13.


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