mongolism

mongolism

[mong-guh-liz-uhm, mon-]
noun (sometimes initial capital letter) Pathology.
(no longer in technical use; now considered offensive) Down syndrome.

Origin:
1895–1900; Mongol + -ism

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mongolism (ˈmɒŋɡəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
pathol a formerly used and now highly offensive name for Down's syndrome
 
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mongolism mon·gol·ism or Mon·gol·ism (mŏng'gə-lĭz'əm, mŏn'-)
n.
down syndrome. No longer in technical use.

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