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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Huntington's disease mean? 

  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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Sense 1Huntington's disease [BACK TO TOP]


Hereditary disease; develops in adulthood and ends in dementia

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Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


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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