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Batten's disease

noun
  1. a rare hereditary disease in which lipids accumulate in the nervous system, leading to mental deterioration, spasticity, and blindness that start in early childhood
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Word Origin for Batten's disease

C20: named after F. E. Batten (1865–1918), British neurologist
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