Alz·​hei·​mer ˈälts-ˌhī-mər How to pronounce Alzheimer (audio)
: of, relating to, used in, or affected by Alzheimer's disease
an Alzheimer patient
Researchers in the U.S. are also involved in the quest for Alzheimer biomarkers.Gautam Naik

Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Alzheimer was in 1911

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“Alzheimer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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