Definition of Turner's syndrome in English:

Turner's syndrome


mass nounMedicine
  • A genetic defect in which affected women have only one X chromosome, causing developmental abnormalities and infertility.

    • ‘A girl with Turner's syndrome who is a bit short but otherwise appears normal may have a different life experience from one who is teased relentlessly for her appearance and takes the social stigmatisation to represent her self worth.’
    • ‘According to the Claimants, she suffers from asthma, Turner's syndrome and depression.’
    • ‘Infants with chest abnormalities may need to be evaluated for Poland's syndrome or Turner's syndrome.’
    • ‘The commonest genetic abnormality is Turner's syndrome.’
    • ‘Because of my personal experience I feel strongly that if patients are diagnosed as having Turner's syndrome or indeed any genetic condition, they should be referred for genetic counselling.’


Named after Henry Hubert Turner (1892–1970), the American physician who described it.


Turner's syndrome