gargoylism


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gargoylism

(ˈɡɑːɡɔɪlɪzəm)
n
a medical condition characterized by physical deformity and mental deficiency

gargoylism

an abnormal physical condition characterized by extensive structural defects of the skeleton and by gross mental deficiency.
See also: Anatomy, Bones, Disease and Illness
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Noun1.gargoylism - hereditary disease (autosomal recessive) consisting of an error is mucopolysaccharide metabolism; characterized by severe abnormalities in development of skeletal cartilage and bone and mental retardation
monogenic disease, monogenic disorder - an inherited disease controlled by a single pair of genes
mucopolysaccharidosis - any of a group of genetic disorders involving a defect in the metabolism of mucopolysaccharides resulting in greater than normal levels of mucopolysaccharides in tissues
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gar·goyl·ism

n. gargolismo, condición hereditaria caracterizada por anormalidades físicas, en algunos casos con retraso mental.
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Many similar cases were described subsequently and the term "gargoylism" was used for some time, due to its resemblance to the images of medieval cathedrals gargoyles.
Watermann explained the grotesque face of Bes by the Hurler syndrome (gargoylism).
The illnesses, which used to be referred to as Gargoylism, is caused by faulty enzymes, which instead of breaking down dead material in cells, stores it..