A rare chromosomal anomaly among males, resulting in both mental and physical defects. These individuals have three sex chromosomes, generally two X and one Y, instead of the normal one X and one Y for males and two X for females. They are usually tall and lean, with enlarged breasts, atrophied testes, and no sperm production. These characteristics are usually accompanied by severe mental retardation. See MENTAL RETARDATION (CAUSES).

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