Klinefelter syndrome

[ klahyn-fel-ter sin-drohm, ‐druhm ]
/ ˈklaɪn fɛl tər ˈsɪn droʊm, ‐drəm /

noun Pathology.

an abnormal condition in which at least one extra X chromosome is present in a male: characterized by reduced or absent sperm production, small testicles, and in some cases enlarged breasts. Abbreviation: KS

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Origin of Klinefelter syndrome

First recorded in 1945–50; named after Harry Fitch Klinefelter (1912–90), U.S. physician, coauthor of a description of the syndrome

Words nearby Klinefelter syndrome

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