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English definition of “autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease”

autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

noun [U]     /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/ (also 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 Disorders of the urinary system
(Definition of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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