mucopolysaccharidosis

noun
mu·​co·​poly·​sac·​cha·​ri·​do·​sis | \ -ˌsak-ə-rī-ˈdō-səs How to pronounce mucopolysaccharidosis (audio) \
plural mucopolysaccharidoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce mucopolysaccharidoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of mucopolysaccharidosis

: any of a group of genetically determined disorders (as Hunter's syndrome and Hurler syndrome) of glycosaminoglycan metabolism that are characterized by the accumulation of glycosaminoglycans in the tissues and their excretion in the urine

called also gargoylism, lipochondrodystrophy

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“Mucopolysaccharidosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mucopolysaccharidosis. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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