pathol a condition caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome 21 resulting in learning difficulties and physical differences, such as shorter stature: Former name: offensive mongolism Technical name: trisomy 21
(as modifier): a Down's syndrome baby
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Cultural definitions for Down's syndrome
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