From the French gargouille (waterspout), the word conveys the often-grotesque image of the medieval cathedral gargoyle. The term gargoylism was once applied to a condition today called Hurler syndrome.

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gar·goyl·ism 'gär-.gȯil-.iz-əm n MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDOSIS esp HURLER'S SYNDROME

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gar·goyl·ism (gahrґgoil-iz-əm) Hurler syndrome.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • gargoylism — /gahr goy liz euhm/, n. Pathol. a congenital abnormality characterized chiefly by dwarfism, grotesque deformities of the head, trunk, and limbs, mental retardation, and enlargement of the liver and spleen. [1935 40; GARGOYLE + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • gargoylism — noun the dysmorphic facial features found in Hurlers Syndrome and Hunters Syndrome characterized by thickened gingiva (gums) and upturned nose …   Wiktionary

  • gargoylism — n. disease characterized by severe bodily deformities …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gargoylism — noun another term for Hurler s syndrome …   English new terms dictionary

  • gargoylism — gar·goyl·ism …   English syllables

  • gargoylism — n.; see Hunter s syndrome, Hurler s syndrome …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • gargoylism — n. Med. = HURLER S SYNDROME …   Useful english dictionary

  • Гаргоилизм (Gargoylism) — см. Синдром Гунтера, Синдром Гурлера. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • ГАРГОИЛИЗМ — (gargoylism) см. Синдром Гунтера, Синдром Гурлера …   Толковый словарь по медицине

  • Hurler syndrome — Classification and external resources ICD 10 E76.0 ICD 9 277.5 …   Wikipedia

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