Down's syndrome


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Down's syndrome

 (dounz)
n.
Variant of Down syndrome.

Down's syndrome

or

Down syndrome

n
(Pathology) pathol
a. a condition caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome 21 resulting in learning difficulties and physical differences, such as shorter stature. Former name (offensive): mongolism Technical name: trisomy 21
b. (as modifier): a Down's syndrome baby.
[C19: after John Langdon-Down (1828–96), English physician]
Usage: Although the condition was once generally known as mongolism, this term has been considered offensive since the early 1960s. The terms Down's syndrome or (US) Down syndrome are now preferred.

Down’s syndrome

mongolism.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Down's syndrome - a congenital disorder caused by having an extra 21st chromosomeDown's syndrome - a congenital disorder caused by having an extra 21st chromosome; results in a flat face and short stature and mental retardation
trisomy - chrosomal abnormality in which there is one more than the normal number of chromosomes in a cell
Translations

Down's Syndrome

[ˈdaʊnzˌsɪndrəʊm] Nsíndrome m de Down
a Down's Syndrome childun niño con síndrome de Down

Down's syndrome

[ˈdaʊnzˌsɪndrəʊm] nsindrome f di Down
a Down's syndrome baby → un(a) bambino/a Down

Down's syndrome

مُتَلَازِمَة داون Downův syndrom Downs syndrom Downsyndrom Σύνδρομο Ντάουν síndrome de Down Downin syndrooma trisomie Downov sindrom sindrome di Down ダウン症候群 다운 증후군 syndroom van Down Downs syndrom zespół Downa síndrome de Down синдром Дауна Downs syndrom โรคอาการพิการทางสมอง Down sendromu hội chứng Down 唐氏综合症
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