n. an autosomal recessive disorder which is characterized by a pointed, tower-shaped skull, fused digits, and obesity. A person may also show below-average height and sub-average intelligence. Also called acrocephalopolysyndactyly. First described by British physician George Alfred Carpenter (1859-1910).

CARPENTER'S SYNDROME: "Carpenter's Syndrome is an inherited disorder which traces back to an autosomal recessive gene."
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