Definition of Edwards' syndrome in English:

Edwards' syndrome


mass nounMedicine
  • A congenital disorder that is typically fatal within the first week of life, involving physical deformities including small size and defects of the heart, kidney, and brain, and caused by an extra copy of all or part of chromosome 18 (trisomy-18).


1950s: named after the English medical scientist John Hilton Edwards (1928–2007), who first described the condition.