Meaning of Edwards' syndrome in English:

Edwards' syndrome


mass nounMedicine
  • A congenital condition arising from the presence of an extra copy of chromosome 18, characterized by a distinctive appearance of the skull and face and impaired development of the brain and various organs, and typically fatal within the first two years of life.


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