Tourette's syndrome Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “Tourette's syndrome” in the English Dictionary

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Tourette's syndromenoun [U]

uk   /tʊəˈretsˌsɪn.drəʊm/  us   /tʊˈretsˌsɪn.droʊm/
a ​rareillness of the ​brain in which a ​person makes ​noises and ​movements that he or she cannot ​control, often saying ​offensive words without ​meaning to
(Definition of Tourette's syndrome from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “Tourette's syndrome”
in Chinese (Simplified) 图雷特氏综合征,多发性抽动秽语综合征…
in Chinese (Traditional) 圖雷特氏綜合徵,多發性抽動穢語綜合徵…
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