Pickwickian syndrome

or Pickwick syndrome

  1. an abnormality characterized by extreme obesity accompanied by sleepiness, hypoventilation, and polycythemia.

Origin of Pickwickian syndrome

First recorded in 1955–60; named for Joe, a character in Dickens' The Pickwick Papers who exhibited symptoms of the disorder

Words Nearby Pickwickian syndrome

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