Waardenburg syndrome

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Waar·den·burg syndrome

 (wôr′dn-bûrg′, vär′-)
A hereditary syndrome characterized by varying degrees of deafness and facial bone defects and by variation in pigmentation of the skin, hair, or eyes.

[After Petrus Johannes Waardenburg (1886-1979), Dutch ophthalmologist.]
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