le cri du chat syndrome

le cri du chat syndrome

[lə ¦krē dyu̇ ′shä ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A complex of congenital malformations resulting from a deletion in chromosome 4 or 5 and characterized by mental retardation and the production of a catlike cry.
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