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cri-du-chat syndrome in Medicine

cri-du-chat syndrome (crē-dōō-shä')
n.
A chromosomal disorder marked by microcephaly, epicanthal folds, micrognathia, strabismus, mental and physical retardation, and a characteristic catlike whine. Also called cat-cry syndrome, Lejeune syndrome.

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