autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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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 ​geneticdisease that makes ​cysts (= ​small growths ​filled with ​liquid)develop on the ​kidneys, sometimes ​causing the ​kidneys to ​stopworking. It ​mainlyaffectsadults
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