Definition of Plummer–Vinson syndrome in US English:

Plummer–Vinson syndrome

noun

Medicine
  • A syndrome characterized chiefly by iron-deficiency anaemia, difficulty in swallowing, and oesophageal webs, seen chiefly in older women and associated with an increased risk of carcinoma of the upper gastrointestinal tract.

Origin

1920s. From the name of H. S. Plummer, U.S. physician + the name of P. P. Vinson, U.S. surgeon + syndrome.

Pronunciation

Plummer–Vinson syndrome

/ˌplʌməˈvɪns(ə)n ˌsɪndrəʊm/