tay-sachs_disease
1. [ noun ] (medicine,genetics) a hereditary disorder of lipid metabolism occuring most frequently in individuals of E European Jewish descent; accumulation of lipids in nervous tissue results in death in early childhood
Synonyms: Sachs_disease infantile_amaurotic_idiocy Tay-Sachs
Related terms: inborn_error_of_metabolism lipidosis monogenic_disease autosomal_recessive_disease