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mongolism

[mong-guh-liz-uh m, mon-] /ˈmɒŋ gəˌlɪz əm, ˈmɒn-/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter) Pathology
1.
(no longer in technical use; now considered offensive) Down syndrome.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; Mongol + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for mongolism

mongolism

/ˈmɒŋɡəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
(pathol) a formerly used and now highly offensive name for Down's syndrome
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mongolism in Medicine

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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