Prader-Willi syndrome


a congenital condition characterized by obsessive eating, obesity, mental retardation, and small genitalia

Word Origin for Prader-Willi syndrome

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

[prādər-wĭlē, prädər-vĭlē]


A congenital syndrome of unknown cause characterized by short stature, mental retardation, excessive eating and obesity, and sexual immaturity.
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