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gargoylism

[gahr-goi-liz-uh m] /ˈgɑr gɔɪˌlɪz əm/
noun, Pathology
1.
a congenital abnormality characterized chiefly by dwarfism, grotesque deformities of the head, trunk, and limbs, mental retardation, and enlargement of the liver and spleen.
Origin of gargoylism
1935-1940
1935-40; gargoyle + -ism
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gargoylism in Medicine

gargoylism gar·goyl·ism (gär'goil'ĭz'əm)
n.
A condition characterized by coarsened facial surface and distorted features and associated with Hurler's syndrome and Hunter's syndrome.

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