genetic disorder

(noun) A genetically inherited disease or disorder.

Example: Autism and Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21).

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  • Plural: genetic disorders
  • People with genetic disorders are at risk for discrimination by ableism.
  • Also called:
    • congenital disease
    • genetic abnormality
    • genetic defect
    • genetic disease
    • hereditary condition
    • hereditary disease
    • inherited disease
    • inherited disorder

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