a congenital condition characterized by obsessive eating, obesity, mental retardation, and small genitalia
Prader-Willi syndrome Pra·der-Wil·li syndrome (prā’dər-wĭl’ē, prä’dər-vĭl’ē)
A congenital syndrome of unknown cause characterized by short stature, mental retardation, excessive eating and obesity, and sexual infantilism.
/prəˈdeɪʃ/ noun 1. (Indian) a state, esp a state in the Union of India
/ˈprɑːdəʊ/ noun 1. an art gallery in Madrid housing an important collection of Spanish paintings n. public park and promenade in Madrid, 1640s, Spanish, from Latin pratum “meadow” (see prairie). Cf. Prater, large park in Vienna, German, from Italian prato “meadow.” French preau “little meadow,” formerly praël, Italian pratello are from Vulgar Latin *pratellum, diminutive […]
1. variant of . 1. a prefix occurring originally in loanwords from Latin, where it meant “before” (preclude; prevent); applied freely as a prefix, with the meanings “prior to,” “in advance of,” “early,” “beforehand,” “before,” “in front of,” and with other figurative meanings (preschool; prewar; prepay; preoral; prefrontal). prefix 1. an archaic variant of pre- […]
[pree-suh-pee, pres-uh-] /ˈpri səˌpi, ˈprɛs ə-/ noun, Law. 1. any of various legal writs commanding a defendant to do something or to appear and show why it should not be done. 2. a written order addressed to the clerk of the court requesting that a writ be issued and specifying its contents. n. c.1500 (in […]