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trichothiodystrophy

Pronunciation: trik'o-thi'o-dis'tro-fe

Definition: Congenital brittle hair resulting from low sulfur-containing amino acid (cysteine) content sometimes associated with mental impairment and short stature; autosomal recessive inheritance.

[tricho- + thio- + G. dys, bad, + trophe, nourishment]

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