presenility

[ pree-si-nil-i-tee ]
/ ˌpri sɪˈnɪl ɪ ti /

noun

premature old age.

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Origin of presenility

First recorded in 1895–1900; pre- + senility
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Medical definitions for presenility

presenility
[ prē′sĭ-nĭlĭ-tē ]

n.

The condition of one affected with the physical and mental characteristics of old age at an abnormally young age.
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