Definition of progeria in English:


Syllabification: pro·ge·ri·a
Pronunciation: /prōˈji(ə)rēə, prə-


  • A rare syndrome in children characterized by physical signs and symptoms suggestive of premature old age.
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    • It is impossible to predict how soon our findings will translate into treatments for children suffering from progeria.
    • Lerner and his colleagues studied genes in actively dividing cells from young, middle-aged and old patients, and those with progeria, another rare genetic disorder characterized by accelerated aging.
    • He said about one patient with progeria is born each year in the United States.


early 20th century: modern Latin, from Greek progērōs 'prematurely old'.

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