Definition of Turner's syndrome in English:

Turner's syndrome


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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘According to the Claimants, she suffers from asthma, Turner's syndrome and depression.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’


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