Definitions for "Apert syndrome"
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a condition of facial difference (craniosynostosis) characterized by a large skull, widely spaced eye sockets, bulging eyeballs, tilted eyelids, underdevelopment of the upper jaw, misalignment and crowding of the teeth, webbed fingers, toes or both; can also include cleft palate.
is a craniofacial malformation syndrome caused by craniosynostosis, or premature closure of one or more of the sutures (joints) that separate the bony plates of the skull. Apert syndrome is caused by mutations in Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 2.