[ gahr-goi-liz-uh m ]
/ ˈgɑr gɔɪˌlɪz əm /
a congenital abnormality characterized chiefly by dwarfism, grotesque deformities of the head, trunk, and limbs, mental retardation, and enlargement of the liver and spleen.
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Medicine definitions for gargoylism
[ gär′goil′ĭz′əm ]
A condition characterized by coarsened facial surface and distorted features and associated with Hurler's syndrome and Hunter's syndrome.
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