progeria

noun pro·ge·ria \ prō-ˈjir-ē-ə \
Updated on: 27 Feb 2018

Definition of progeria

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

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First Known Use of progeria

1904


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progeria

noun pro·ge·ria \ prō-ˈjir-ē-ə \

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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