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autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

noun [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/ (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 adultsDisorders of the urinary system
(Definition of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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