plummer-vinson syndrome

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Plummer-Vinson syndrome Plum·mer-Vin·son syndrome (plŭm'ər-vĭn'sən)
n.
Difficulty in swallowing caused by degeneration of the muscle of the esophagus, atrophy of the papillae of the tongue, and hypochromic anemia.

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