cockayne's syndrome

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Cockayne's syndrome Cock·ayne's syndrome (kŏ-kānz')
n.
A hereditary syndrome characterized by dwarfism, precociously senile appearance, pigmentary degeneration of the retina, optic atrophy, deafness, sensitivity to sunlight, and mental retardation.

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