a rare genetic disorder of childhood, characterized by certain medical and physical conditions associated with old age, including an aged look to the face
Origin of progeriaModern Latin from Classical Greek prog?r?s, prematurely old from pro, before + g?ras, old age + -ia
A rare genetic disorder of childhood that is characterized by rapid onset of the physical changes typical of old age, usually resulting in death before the age of 20. Also called Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome .
Origin of progeriapro- 2Greek gēras old age ; see geriatrics . -ia 1