Turner's syndrome
noun Etymology: Henry Hubert Turner died 1970 American physician Date: 1942 a genetically determined condition that is typically associated with the presence of only one complete X chromosome and no Y chromosome and is characterized especially by a female phenotype with underdeveloped and usually infertile ovaries and short stature

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  • Turner's syndrome — n. a genetic disorder characterized by various deformities and abnormalities; esp., the absence of a female s second X chromosome, which prevents her from maturing sexually …   English World dictionary

  • Turner's syndrome — Pathol. an abnormal congenital condition resulting from a defect on or absence of the second sex chromosome, characterized by retarded growth of the gonads. [named after Henry Hubert Turner (1892 1970), U.S endocrinologist, who described it in… …   Universalium

  • Turner's syndrome — Tur·ner s syndrome tər nərz or Tur·ner syndrome nər n a genetically determined condition that is typically associated with the presence of only one complete X chromosome and no Y chromosome and with characteristics including a female phenotype,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Turner's syndrome — Tur′ner s syn drome n. pat an abnormal congenital condition resulting from a defect on or absence of the second sex chromosome, characterized by retarded growth of the gonads • Etymology: after Henry Hubert Turner (1892–1970), U.S.… …   From formal English to slang

  • Turner's syndrome — noun Medicine a genetic defect in which affected women have only one X chromosome, causing developmental abnormalities and infertility. Origin 1940s: named after the American physician Henry Hubert Turner …   English new terms dictionary

  • Turner's syndrome — gonadal dysgenesis a genetic defect in women in which there is only one X chromosome instead of the usual two. Affected women are infertile: they have female external genitalia but their ovaries fail to develop normally, resulting in absence of… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Turner's syndrome — Genetic defect in humans in which there is only one X chromosome (affected individuals are therefore phenotypically female), probably as a result of meiotic non disjunction …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Turner’s syndrome — genetic abnormality in females inheriting only forty five chromosomes, causes retarded sexual development …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Turner's syndrome — noun a chromosomal disorder in females who have only one X chromosome; marked by dwarfism and heart abnormalities and underdeveloped sex organs • Hypernyms: ↑sex linked disorder …   Useful english dictionary

  • Синдром Тернера (Turner'S Syndrome) — генетический дефект, характеризующийся наличием у женщины только одной Х хромосомы вместо двух. Такие женщины страдают бесплодием: у них имеются нормальные наружные половые органы, но нет яичников, а следовательно, отсутствуют и менструации (см.… …   Медицинские термины

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