Williams syndrome

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Williams syndrome

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(Pathology) pathol an abnormality in the genes involved in calcium metabolism, resulting in mental retardation
[C20: after J.C.P. Williams (born ?1930), New Zealand cardiologist]
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Noun1.Williams syndrome - a rare congenital disorder associated with deletion of genetic material in chromosome 7; characterized by mental deficiency and some growth deficiency and elfin faces but an overly social personality and a remarkable gift for vocabulary
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease