amaurotic familial idiocy


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amaurotic familial idiocy

[¦a‚mȯ¦räd·ik fə′mil·yəl ′id·ē·ə·sē]
(medicine)
A hereditary condition, transmitted as an autosomal recessive, predominantly in Jewish children, characterized by blindness, muscular weakness, and subnormal mental development; when the onset is in infancy, the disease is known commonly as Tay-Sachs disease.