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HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE

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HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE (noun)
  The noun HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE has 1 sense:

1. hereditary disease; develops in adulthood and ends in dementia

  Familiarity information: HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE used as a noun is very rare.


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HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE (noun)


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Meaning:

Hereditary disease; develops in adulthood and ends in dementia

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

Huntington's chorea; Huntington's disease

Hypernyms ("Huntington's disease" is a kind of...):

monogenic disease; monogenic disorder (an inherited disease controlled by a single pair of genes)

chorea (any of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs)

autosomal dominant disease; autosomal dominant disorder (a disease caused by a dominant mutant gene on an autosome)


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