mu·​co·​poly·​sac·​cha·​ri·​do·​sis -ˌsak-ə-rī-ˈdō-səs How to pronounce mucopolysaccharidosis (audio)
plural mucopolysaccharidoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce mucopolysaccharidosis (audio)
: 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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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