Down syndrome

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Named after John L.H. Langdon-Down (1828-1896), an English physician who described it in the late 1800s. The term was first used in 1961.

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Down syndrome (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly US) Condition caused by a chromosomal excess, whereby the patients bear a certain resemblance to the Mongoloid race, such as a small head and tilted eyelids, and typically have a delay in cognitive ability and physical growth.

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Known only as Down's syndrome in the UK.

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