[pree-see-nahyl, -nil, -sen-ahyl]

Origin of presenile

First recorded in 1895–1900; pre- + senile Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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presenile in Medicine


[prē-sēnīl′, -sĕnīl′]
  1. Of or characteristic of the period prior to the usual onset of senility.
  2. Affected with presenility.
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