XYY syndrome

Medical Definition of XYY syndrome

XYY syndrome: A chromosomal disorder that affects males only, caused by the presence of an extra Y chromosome. Symptoms may include increased height, speech delays, learning disabilities, mild to moderate mental retardation, and behavioral disturbance. Also known as polysomy Y syndrome.


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Reviewed on 6/9/2016

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