gorlin syndrome

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Gorlin syndrome (ˈɡɔːlɪn)
 
n
a rare congenital disorder in which cancer destroys the facial skin and causes blindness; skeletal anomalies and some mental retardation can also occur
 
[C20: named after R. J. Gorlin (born 1923), US oral pathologist]

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