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[mong-guh-liz-uh m, mon-] /ˈmɒŋ gəˌlɪz əm, ˈmɒn-/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter) Pathology.
(no longer in technical use; now considered offensive) Down syndrome.
Origin of mongolism
1895-1900; Mongol + -ism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They have not built on sand, but in the air; they have wrestled with mongolism, stormed the Mongolian heaven, Tien.

    The Ego and His Own Max Stirner
  • No, in this creation of a "better" it is tainted with mongolism.

    The Ego and His Own Max Stirner
British Dictionary definitions for mongolism


(pathol) a formerly used and now highly offensive name for Down's syndrome
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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mongolism in Medicine

mongolism mon·gol·ism or Mon·gol·ism (mŏng'gə-lĭz'əm, mŏn'-)
Down syndrome. No longer in technical use.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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