Pierre Robin syndrome

noun
Pierre Ro·​bin syndrome | \ ˌpyer-rȯ-ˈbaⁿ- How to pronounce Pierre Robin syndrome (audio) \

Medical Definition of Pierre Robin syndrome

: a congenital defect of the face characterized by micrognathia, abnormal smallness of the tongue, cleft palate, and absence of the gag reflex and sometimes accompanied by bilateral eye defects, glaucoma, or retinal detachment

Comments on Pierre Robin syndrome

What made you want to look up Pierre Robin syndrome? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

having no equal

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!