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Noun: gargoylism  'gaa(r)-goy,li-zum
  1. Hereditary disease (autosomal recessive) consisting of an error is mucopolysaccharide metabolism; characterized by severe abnormalities in development of skeletal cartilage and bone and mental retardation
    - Hurler's syndrome, Hurler's disease, dysostosis multiplex, lipochondrodystrophy

Derived forms: gargoylisms

Type of: monogenic disease, monogenic disorder, mucopolysaccharidosis

Encyclopedia: Gargoylism