[ shād′yäk-stīn′brĭngk-hĭ-gä'shē, -shtīn- ]
An inherited syndrome marked by abnormalities of granulation and nuclear structure of all types of white blood cells; it is often accompanied by hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, anemia, thrombocytopenia, radiologic changes of bones, lungs, and heart, skin and psychomotor abnormalities, and susceptibility to infection.Chédiak-Higashi disease Chédiak-Steinbrinck-Higashi anomaly
Is Achoo A Real Word?Every sneeze has a different ring to it, but there are only a few words in English that name the sound. Achoo is the most favored, but is it really a word? Where did achoo come from? This instance of onomatopoeia imitates the sound of sneezing. The first syllable mimics the quick intake of breath, while the second corresponds to the tone of the convulsive expulsion …
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