from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A congenital condition of females associated with a defect or absence of an X-chromosome, characterized by short stature, sexual underdevelopment, and other physical abnormalities.
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- n. a chromosomal disorder in females who have only one X chromosome; marked by dwarfism and heart abnormalities and underdeveloped sex organs
After Henry Hubert Turner (1892-1970), American endocrinologist.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)