Prader-Willi syndrome

noun

Pra·​der-Wil·​li syndrome ˈprä-dər-ˈvi-lē- How to pronounce Prader-Willi syndrome (audio)
: a genetic disorder characterized especially by short stature, intellectual disability, hypotonia, functionally deficient gonads, and uncontrolled appetite leading to extreme obesity

Word History

Etymology

Andrea Prader born 1919 and Heinrich Willi †1971 Swiss pediatricians

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Prader-Willi syndrome was in 1964

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“Prader-Willi syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Prader-Willi%20syndrome. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

Prader-Willi syndrome

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