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Definition: 'Sotos Syndrome'

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Sotos syndrome

Type: Term

Pronunciation: sō′tōs

Definitions:
1. cerebral gigantism and generalized large muscles in childhood, with mental retardation and defective coordination; of unknown etiology. Most cases have been sporadic, perhaps new dominant mutations with low fitness, but there is one set of concordant identical twins on record.



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