mongolism mongolism

Definition(s):

  • (n) a congenital disorder caused by having an extra 21st chromosome; results in a flat face and short stature and mental retardation

Usage(s):

  1. Victims of genetically determined mongolism are notoriously susceptible to leukemia.
  2. He lists babies born with one eye, abnormal hearts, cleft palate or mongolism, and Siamese twins.
  3. If all older pregnant women were tested and would agree to abortion where warranted the incidence of mongolism could be cut in half.
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