Kniest syndrome

[ knēst ]

n.

An inherited syndrome characterized by short limbs, round face with central depression, enlargement and stiffness of joints, and contracture of fingers, and often including cleft palate, scoliosis, retinal detachment and myopia, and deafness; it is a form of metatropic dwarfism.

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