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mucopolysaccharidosis

noun mu·co·poly·sac·cha·ri·do·sis \ -ˌsak-ə-rī-ˈdō-səs \

medical Definition of mucopolysaccharidosis

plural mucopolysaccharidoses play \-ˌsēz\
: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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