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progeria

noun pro·ge·ria \prō-ˈjir-ē-ə\

Definition of PROGERIA

:  a rare genetic disorder of childhood marked by slowed physical growth and characteristic signs (as baldness, wrinkled skin, and atherosclerosis) of rapid aging with death usually occurring around puberty

First Known Use of PROGERIA

1904

progeria

noun pro·ge·ria \prō-ˈjir-ē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PROGERIA

:  a rare genetic disorder of childhood marked by slowed physical growth and characteristic signs (as baldness, wrinkled skin, and atherosclerosis) of rapid aging with death usually occurring during puberty

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