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Prader-Willi syndrome

a congenital condition characterized by obsessive eating, obesity, mental retardation, and small genitalia
Word Origin
C20: after Andrea Prader (1919–2001) and Heinrich Willi (1900–71), Swiss paediatricians
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prader-willi syndrome in Medicine

Prader-Willi syndrome Pra·der-Wil·li syndrome (prā'dər-wĭl'ē, prä'dər-vĭl'ē)
A congenital syndrome of unknown cause characterized by short stature, mental retardation, excessive eating and obesity, and sexual infantilism.

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