noun[mass noun] Medicine
A genetic defect in which affected women have only one X chromosome, causing developmental abnormalities and infertility.
- The commonest genetic abnormality is Turner's syndrome.
- Because of my personal experience I feel strongly that if patients are diagnosed as having Turner's syndrome or indeed any genetic condition, they should be referred for genetic counselling.
- Infants with chest abnormalities may need to be evaluated for Poland's syndrome or Turner's syndrome.
Named after Henry Hubert Turner (1892–1970), the American physician who described it.
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