Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

noun

Peutz-Je·​ghers syndrome ˈpə(r)ts-ˈjā-gərz-, ˈpœ̅ts- How to pronounce Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (audio)
: a familial polyposis inherited as an autosomal dominant trait and characterized by numerous polyps in the stomach, small intestine, and colon and by melanin-containing spots on the skin and mucous membranes especially of the lips and gums

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“Peutz-Jeghers syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Peutz-Jeghers%20syndrome. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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