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Microdeletion syndrome

Definition(s)

A syndrome caused by a chromosomal deletion spanning several genes that is too small to be detected under the microscope using conventional cytogenetic methods. Depending on the size of the deletion, other techniques, such as FISH or other methods of DNA analysis can sometimes be employed to identify the deletion

Definition from: GeneReviewsThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. from the University of Washington and the National Center for Biotechnology Information

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: November 24, 2014