Definition of gargoylism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡɑːɡɔɪlɪz(ə)m/


Another term for Hurler's syndrome.
Example sentences
  • The physical characteristics associated with this disorder include gargoylism and dwarfism.
  • Although the two distributions overlap, the means of the parents of patients with gargoylism are higher than those of the control adults.
  • Craig gave birth to a child with Hohler's syndrome, or gargoylism.


Early 20th century: from gargoyle (because the deformities which characterize the syndrome were thought to resemble Gothic gargoyles) + -ism.

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