presenile

adjective

pre·​se·​nile ˌprē-ˈsē-ˌnīl How to pronounce presenile (audio)
1
: of, relating to, occurring in, or being the period immediately preceding the development of senility
the presenile period of life
presenile depression
2
: prematurely displaying symptoms of senile dementia

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“Presenile.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/presenile. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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