Tay-Sachs disease: Meaning and Definition of

Tay'-Sachs' disease"

Pronunciation: (tā'saks'), [key]
— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. a rare fatal hereditary disease, occurring chiefly in infants and children, esp. of eastern European Jewish origin, characterized by a red spot on the retina, gradual blindness, and paralysis.
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