Stickler syndrome

noun

Stick·​ler syndrome ˈstik-lər- How to pronounce Stickler syndrome (audio)
: a variable disorder of connective tissue involving the skeleton, face, and eyes that is characterized by myopia, retinal detachment, cleft palate, micrognathia, flat facies, premature arthritis, hip deformity, and hyperextensibility of the large joints and that is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait

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“Stickler syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Stickler%20syndrome. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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