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peutz-jeghers syndrome

peutz-jeghers syndrome in Medicine

Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (puts'-, pɶts'-)
Inherited polyposis of the intestinal tract, characterized by multiple harmartomas, especially of the jejunum, and associated with melanin spots on the lips, buccal mucosa, and fingers. Also called Jeghers-Peutz syndrome.

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