a rare fatal hereditary disease, occurring chiefly in infants and children, especially of eastern European Jewish origin, characterized by a red spot on the retina, gradual blindness, and paralysis.
an inherited disorder, caused by a faulty recessive gene, in which lipids accumulate in the brain, leading to mental retardation and blindness. It occurs mostly in Ashkenazi Jews
Tay-Sachs disease (tā’sāks’)
A lyposomal storage disease that is the infantile type of cerebral sphingolipidosis. Also called GM2 gangliosidosis.
A genetic disease in which the products of fat metabolism accumulate in the nervous system, causing retardation, paralysis, and death by preschool age. Individuals of eastern European Jewish descent have a higher risk of inheriting Tay-Sachs disease. The disease is named after its describers, British ophthalmologist Warren Tay (1843-1927) and American neurologist Bernard Sachs (1858-1944).
noun 1. a region in E Scotland. 1100 sq. mi. (2849 sq. km).
- Tayside region
/ˈteɪˌsaɪd/ noun 1. a former local government region in E Scotland: formed in 1975 from Angus, Kinross-shire, and most of Perthshire; replaced in 1996 by the council areas of Angus, City of Dundee, and Perth and Kinross
noun, (in Shiʿite Islam) 1. a passion play commemorating the martyrdom of Hussein, grandson of Muhammad and son of Ali and Fatima, on the tenth of Muharram, a.d. 680.
noun, plural tazzas Italian, tazze [taht-tse] /ˈtɑt tsɛ/ (Show IPA) 1. a shallow, saucerlike, ornamental bowl, often having handles and usually on a high base or pedestal. noun 1. a wine cup with a shallow bowl and a circular foot