VACTERL syndrome

Medical Dictionary

VACTERL syndrome (vāk'tərl)
n.
A syndrome seen in embryos and fetuses characterized by abnormalities of vertebrae (V), anus (A), cardiovascular tree (C), trachea (T), esophagus (E), renal system (R), and limb buds (L), associated with the administration of sex hormones during early pregnancy.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: vacm
Next Definition: vactor
Words Near: VACTERL syndrome
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for VACTERL syndrome
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing VACTERL syndrome
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature