Zellweger syndrome

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Etymology[edit]

Named after Hans Zellweger (1909–1990), a Swiss-American pediatrician who researched the condition.

Noun[edit]

Zellweger syndrome (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) A rare congenital disorder characterized by the reduction or absence of peroxisomes in the cells of the liver, kidneys, and brain and the inability to beta-oxidize very-long-chain fatty acids.

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