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Gorlin syndrome

noun
  1. a rare congenital disorder in which cancer destroys the facial skin and causes blindness; skeletal anomalies and some mental retardation can also occur
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Word Origin

C20: named after R. J. Gorlin (1923–2006), US oral pathologist
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