contiguous gene syndrome
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contiguous gene syndrome[kən¦tig·yə·wəs ′jēn ′sin′drōm]
A characteristic complex phenotype produced by deletion of a short chromosome segment, resulting from haplo-insufficiency of several genes in the deleted segment.
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