PFEIFFER'S SYNDROME

a hereditary disorder characterized by early fusion of the skull bones, causing a cranial deformity. The afflicted persons also have facial malformations with protruding, broadly spaced eyes, large thumbs, and large toes. Some impacted people have below average intellect. The syndrome is hereditary as a dominant trait.

PFEIFFER'S SYNDROME: "Pfeiffer's syndrome is the cause of Matt's bone malformations."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PFEIFFER'S SYNDROME," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pfeiffers-syndrome/ (accessed October 28, 2020).
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