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Medical Term:

Robinow syndrome

Pronunciation: rob'i-now


a skeletal dysplasia characterized by bulging forehead, hypertelorism, depressed nasal bridge (so-called fetal face), wide mouth, acromesomelic shortening of limbs, hemivertebrae, and hypoplastic genitalia; there is also an autosomal recessive form [MIM*268310].

Synonym(s): Robinow dwarfism

See Also: fetal face syndrome

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