- an abnormal congenital condition resulting from a defect on or absence of the second sex chromosome, characterized by retarded growth of the gonads.
Origin of Turner's syndrome
named after Henry Hubert Turner (1892–1970), U.S endocrinologist, who described it in 1938
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- A congenital condition of females associated with a defect or an absence of an X-chromosome, characterized by short stature, webbed neck, outward-turning elbows, shield-shaped chest, sexual underdevelopment, and amenorrhea.XO syndrome
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