kinky-hair disease

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kinky-hair disease kink·y-hair disease (kĭng'kē-hâr')
n.
A congenital metabolic defect manifested by short, sparse, poorly pigmented kinky hair and associated with failure to thrive, physical and mental retardation, and progressive deterioration of the brain. Also called Menkes syndrome.

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