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autosomal dominant polycystic kidney diseasenoun [U]

uk   /ɔː.təˌsəʊ.məl dɒm.ɪ.nənt pɒl.iˌsɪs.tɪk ˈkɪd.ni dɪˌziːz/  us   /ˌɔː.t̬əˈsoʊ.məl ˈdɑm.ɪ.nənt ˌpɑl.iˈsɪs.tɪk ˈkɪd.ni dɪˌziːz/ (abbreviation ADPKD, polycystic kidney disease) specialized
a genetic disease that makes cysts (= small growths filled with liquid) develop on the kidneys, sometimes causing the kidneys to stop working. It mainly affects adults
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