acrodynia ac·ro·dyn·ia (āk’rō-dĭn’ē-ə)
A syndrome in children and infants caused by mercury poisoning, characterized by erythema of the extremities, chest, and nose, polyneuritis, and gastrointestinal disorders. Also called dermatopolyneuritis, erythredema, pink disease, Swift’s disease.
A syndrome associated with ingestion of mercury by adults, characterized by photophobia, sweating, and tachycardia.
acrodysostosis acrodysostosis ac·ro·dys·os·to·sis (āk’rō-dĭs’ŏs-tō’sĭs) n. A disorder marked by abnormally small hands and feet, facial changes, and mental retardation.
acrodysplasia acrodysplasia ac·ro·dys·pla·sia (āk’rō-dĭs-plā’zhə, -zhē-ə) n. See acrocephalosyndactyly.
a flowerless plant growing and producing its reproductive structures at the apex only, as ferns and mosses. Historical Examples acrogen, ak′ro-jen, n. a plant that grows at the top chiefly, as a tree-fern. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various noun any flowerless plant, such as a fern or moss, in which […]
acroesthesia acroesthesia ac·ro·es·the·sia (āk’rō-ěs-thē’zhə) n. Extreme hyperesthesia. Hyperesthesia of one or more of the extremities.