turners syndrome

Turner's syndrome

noun Pathology.
an abnormal congenital condition resulting from a defect on or absence of the second sex chromosome, characterized by retarded growth of the gonads.

Origin:
named after Henry Hubert Turner (1892–1970), U.S endocrinologist, who described it in 1938

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Turner's syndrome Tur·ner's syndrome (tûr'nərz)
n.
A congenital condition of females associated with a defect or an absence of an X-chromosome, characterized by short stature, webbed neck, outward-turning elbows, shield-shaped chest, sexual underdevelopment, and amenorrhea. Also called XO syndrome.

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