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Definition of Tourette’s syndrome noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Tourette’s syndrome

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//tuˈrets sɪndrəʊm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tuˈrets sɪndroʊm//
 
[uncountable] (medical)
 
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a disorder of the nerves in which a person makes a lot of small movements and sounds that they cannot control, including using swear words Word Origin late 19th cent.: named after Gilles de la Tourette (1857–1904), French neurologist.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Tourette’s syndrome