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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /daʊn ˈsɪndɹəʊm/
- (General American) IPA(key): /daʊn ˈsɪndɹoʊm/, /-dɹəm/
- Hyphenation: Down syn‧drome
- (neurology, chiefly US) A medical 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. [from 1961.]
The condition is known only as Down's syndrome in the UK.
condition caused by chromosomal deficiency