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Patau's syndrome

Syllabification: Pa·tau's syn·drome
Pronunciation: /päˈtouz ˌsindrōm
 
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Definition of Patau's syndrome in English:

noun

Medicine
A congenital disorder in which there are three copies of chromosome 13, 14, or 15 instead of the usual two. This results in brain, heart, and kidney defects that are usually fatal soon after birth.
Example sentences
  • Patau's Syndrome can be overwhelming for most parents in the early stages of this diagnosis.
  • In a case where a fetus is diagnosed with Patau's Syndrome, do both parents have to have the genetic gene?

Origin

1960s: named after Klaus Patau, 20th-century German physician.

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