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Noun: Sachs disease
  1. A hereditary disorder of lipid metabolism occurring most frequently in individuals of Jewish descent in eastern Europe; accumulation of lipids in nervous tissue results in death in early childhood
    - Tay-Sachs disease, Tay-Sachs, infantile amaurotic idiocy

Type of: autosomal recessive defect, autosomal recessive disease, lipidosis, monogenic disease, monogenic disorder