Waardenburg Syndrome Definition

wôrdn-bûrg, vär-
A hereditary syndrome characterized by varying degrees of deafness and facial bone defects and by variation in pigmentation of the skin, hair, or eyes.
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Origin of Waardenburg Syndrome

  • Named after Dutch ophthalmologist Petrus Johannes Waardenburg (1886-1979), who described the syndrome in detail in 1951.

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  • After Petrus Johannes Waardenburg (1886–1979), Dutch ophthalmologist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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