Prader-Willi syndrome

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Pra·​der-Wil·​li syndrome | \ ˈprä-dər-ˈvi-lē- How to pronounce Prader-Willi syndrome (audio) \

Definition of Prader-Willi syndrome

: a genetic disorder characterized especially by short stature, intellectual disability, hypotonia, functionally deficient gonads, and uncontrolled appetite leading to extreme obesity

First Known Use of Prader-Willi syndrome

1964, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Prader-Willi syndrome

Andrea Prader born 1919 and Heinrich Willi †1971 Swiss pediatricians

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“Prader-Willi syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Prader-Willi%20syndrome. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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Prader-Willi syndrome

noun
Pra·​der-Wil·​li syndrome | \ ˈprä-dər-ˈvil-ē- How to pronounce Prader-Willi syndrome (audio) \

Medical Definition of Prader-Willi syndrome

: a genetic disorder characterized by short stature, intellectual disability, hypotonia, abnormally small hands and feet, hypogonadism, and uncontrolled appetite leading to extreme obesity

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