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xeroderma pigmentosum meaning and definition

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Definition of xeroderma pigmentosum (noun)

  1. a rare genetic condition characterized by an eruption of exposed skin occurring in childhood and photosensitivity with severe sunburn; inherited as a recessive autosomal trait in which DNA repair processes are defective so they are more likely to chromosome breaks and cancers when exposed to ultraviolet light
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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