[ mong-guh-liz-uh m, mon- ]
/ ˈmɒŋ gəˌlɪz əm, ˈmɒn- /
noun (sometimes initial capital letter) Pathology.
(no longer in technical use; now considered offensive) Down syndrome.
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Words nearby mongolism
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British Dictionary definitions for mongolism
/ (ˈmɒŋɡəˌlɪzəm) /
pathol a formerly used and now highly offensive name for Down's syndrome
usage for mongolism
See at Down's syndrome
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Medical definitions for mongolism
Down syndrome. No longer in technical use.
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