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cri-du-chat syndrome

 

Definition: a disorder due to deletion of the short arm of chromosome 5, characterized by microcephaly, hypertelorism, antimongoloid palpebral fissures, epicanthal folds, micrognathia, strabismus, mental and physical retardation, and a characteristic high-pitched catlike whine.

Synonym(s): cat's cry syndrome, Lejeune syndrome

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