from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Down syndrome.
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- noun a congenital disorder caused by having an extra 21st chromosome; results in a flat face and short stature and mental retardation
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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For example, all mutations that take place in humans result in physical deformities, in infirmities such as mongolism, Down syndrome, albinism, dwarfism , cancer, etc.
It was earlier referred to as 'mongolism' (based on the facial features of the affected individuals) - a term that is discouraged from being used today.
In many areas, Down syndrome - or mongolism - is the most common form of mental slowness, or retardation.
Down syndrome (mongolism) · movements and response slow
It hasn't been called Trisomy G for decades, since the days when the common term for it was "mongolism."
I think the ratio of dumb fucking student displaying true features of mongolism clearly outweighs the number of incompetent professors.
For the same reasons, leprosy is now called Hansen's disease, and mongolism has become Down syndrome; people who were once called crazy, mad, lunatic, demented, etc., are now categorized as sick.
(mongolism) · cretinism walks with both feet tiptoe