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Down syndrome(doun) or Down's syndrome (dounz)
A congenital disorder caused by the presence of an extra 21st chromosome and marked usually by moderate to severe intellectual disabilities, short stature, and a flattened facial profile. Also called trisomy 21.
[After John Langdon Haydon Down (1828-1896), British physician.]
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(or Down's′) syn′drome
a genetic disorder associated with the presence of an extra chromosome 21, characterized by mental retardation, weak muscle tone, and epicanthic folds at the eyelids.Formerly, mongolism. Also called trisomy 21.
[1960–65; after John Latin. H. Down (1828–96), British physician]
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A congenital disorder caused by the presence of an extra 21st chromosome. People with Down syndrome have mild to moderate mental retardation, short stature, and a flattened facial profile.
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|Noun||1.||Down syndrome - a congenital disorder caused by having an extra 21st chromosome; results in a flat face and short stature and mental retardation|
birth defect, congenital abnormality, congenital anomaly, congenital defect, congenital disorder - a defect that is present at birth
trisomy - chrosomal abnormality in which there is one more than the normal number of chromosomes in a cell
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n. síndrome de Down, anormalidad citogenética del cromosoma 21 caracterizada por retraso mental y facciones mongoloides.
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