Progeria meaning

prō-jîr'ē-ə
A rare congenital 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.
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A rare genetic disorder of childhood, characterized by certain medical and physical conditions associated with old age, including an aged look to the face.
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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.
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An extremely rare genetic condition wherein symptoms resembling aspects of aging are manifested at an early age.
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Origin of progeria

  • pro– Greek gēras old age geriatrics –ia
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition