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Anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia

anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia

anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia n.
The hereditary absence of sweat glands characterized by heat intolerance, finely wrinkled skin, sunken nose, malformed and missing teeth, and sparse fragile hair.


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