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Medical Term:

Pierre Robin syndrome

Pronunciation: pe-yar' ro-ban[h]'

Definition: retrognathia and glossoptosis, often associated with upper airway obstruction and feeding difficulties; may be accompanied by cleft palate, laryngomalacia, ocular and cervical spine abnormalities; weak evidence of autosomal recessive inheritance.

Synonym(s): Pierre Robin sequence, Robin syndrome

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