dysgenesis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dys- +‎ -genesis

Noun[edit]

dysgenesis (plural dysgeneses)

  1. (medicine) Defective development
    • 1989, Raymond Adams & Maurice Victor, Principles of Neurology[1], ISBN 0070003009, page 980:
      Down Syndrome (Mongolism) Described first in 1866 by Langdon Down, this is the best known of the chromosomal dysgeneses.

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