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Tay'-Sachs' disease"

Pronunciation: (tā'saks'), [key] Pathol.
a rare fatal hereditary disease, occurring chiefly in infants and children, esp. of eastern European Jewish origin, characterized by a red spot on the retina, gradual blindness, and paralysis.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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