fragile X syndrome


noun

a widespread form of mental retardation caused by a faulty gene on the X chromosome.

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Origin of fragile X syndrome

First recorded in 1980–85
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Medical definitions for fragile x syndrome

fragile X syndrome

n.

An inherited disorder causing mental retardation, enlarged testes, and facial abnormalities in males and mild mental retardation in females.
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