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kinky-hair disease

[ kĭngkē-hâr ]
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n.

A congenital metabolic defect manifested by short, sparse, poorly pigmented kinky hair and associated with failure to thrive, physical and mental retardation, and progressive deterioration of the brain.Menkes syndrome

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