Waardenburg-syndrome meaning

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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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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(medicine) A rare genetic disorder most often characterized by varying degrees of deafness, minor defects in structures arising from the neural crest, and pigmentation anomalies.
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Origin of waardenburg-syndrome

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

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

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

    From Wiktionary