cherubism

noun

cher·​ub·​ism ˈcher-(y)ə-ˌbiz-əm How to pronounce cherubism (audio)
: a hereditary condition characterized by swelling of the jawbones and especially in young children by a characteristic facies marked by protuberant cheeks and upturned eyes

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“Cherubism.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cherubism. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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