pickwick-syndrome

Pickwickian syndrome

noun Pathology.
an abnormality characterized by extreme obesity accompanied by sleepiness, hypoventilation, and polycythemia.
Also, Pickwick syndrome.


Origin:
1955–60; named for Joe, a character in Dickens' The Pickwick Papers who exhibited symptoms of the disorder

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pickwickian syndrome pick·wick·i·an syndrome (pĭk-wĭk'ē-ən)
n.
A syndrome characterized by extreme obesity, hypoventilation, and general debility.

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