an abnormal congenital condition resulting from a defect on or absence of the second sex chromosome, characterized by retarded growth of the gonads.
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Origin of Turner's syndrome
Named after Henry Hubert Turner (1892–1970), U.S endocrinologist, who described it in 1938
Words nearby Turner's syndrome
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Medical definitions for Turner's syndrome
[ tûr′nərz ]
A congenital condition of females associated with a defect or an absence of an X-chromosome, characterized by short stature, webbed neck, outward-turning elbows, shield-shaped chest, sexual underdevelopment, and amenorrhea.XO syndrome
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