Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

[ puts-, pœts- ]

n.

Inherited polyposis of the intestinal tract, characterized by multiple harmartomas, especially of the jejunum, and associated with melanin spots on the lips, buccal mucosa, and fingers.Jeghers-Peutz syndrome

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