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Dictionary entry overview: What does Down's syndrome mean?
• DOWN'S SYNDROME (noun)
The noun DOWN'S SYNDROME has 1 sense:
1. a congenital disorder caused by having an extra 21st chromosome; results in a flat face and short stature and mental retardation
Familiarity information: DOWN'S SYNDROME used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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A congenital disorder caused by having an extra 21st chromosome; results in a flat face and short stature and mental retardation
Nouns denoting stable states of affairs
Hypernyms ("Down's syndrome" is a kind of...):
trisomy (chrosomal abnormality in which there is one more than the normal number of chromosomes in a cell)
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