cri-du-chat syndrome
Syndrome produced by loss of part of the short arm of chromosome 5 in man. Results in severe congenital malformation and affected infants produce a curious mewling sound said to resemble the cry of a cat.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • cri du chat syndrome — krē du̇ shä , də n an inherited condition characterized by a mewing cry, mental retardation, physical anomalies, and the absence of part of a chromosome called also cat cry syndrome * * * a hereditary congenital syndrome characterized by hypertel …   Medical dictionary

  • cri du chat syndrome — ˌkrēdu̇ˈshä , dəˈ noun Etymology: cri du chat from French, cry of the cat : an inherited condition that is characterized by a mewing cry, mental retardation, physical anomalies, and the absence of part of a chromosome * * * cri du chat , cri du… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • cri-du-chat syndrome — ▪ pathology       rare congenital disorder caused by partial deletion of the short arm of chromosome 5, characterized by mental retardation, mild facial abnormalities, anomalies of dermal ridge patterns (fingerprints, palm prints, and footprints) …   Universalium

  • cri du chat syndrome — noun A rare genetic disorder identified by the catlike cry of the infant …   Wiktionary

  • cri-du-chat syndrome — a congenital condition of severe mental retardation associated with an abnormal facial appearance, spasticity, and a characteristic catlike cry in infancy. It results from a chromosomal abnormality in which there is a loss (deletion) of part of… …   Medical dictionary

  • cri-du-chat syndrome — a congenital condition of severe mental retardation associated with an abnormal facial appearance, spasticity, and a characteristic catlike cry in infancy. It results from a chromosomal abnormality in which there is a loss (deletion) of part of… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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  • Cri du chat — or Cri du chat Classification and external resources Facial features of a patient with Cri du Chat syndrome at age of 8 months (A), 2 years (B), 4 years (C) and 9 years (D) ICD 10 Q …   Wikipedia

  • cri du chatcri du chat syndrome — cri du chat, cri du chat syndrome /krē dü shäˈ (sinˈdrōm)/ noun A rare, often fatal, congenital condition, so called because underdevelopment of the larynx results in a catlike cry, and caused by the absence of a particular chromosome in all the… …   Useful english dictionary

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