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Definition of Down syndrome noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


Down syndrome

NAmE//ˈdaʊn ˌsɪndroʊm//
(also Down's syndrome) [uncountable]
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a medical condition, caused by a fault with one chromosome, in which a person is born with particular physical characteristics and a mental ability that is below average
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