maturity-onset diabetes

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maturity-onset diabetes

[mə′chu̇r·əd·ē ¦ȯn‚set ‚dī·ə′bēd·əs]
(medicine)
A type of diabetes mellitus which develops later in life; characterized by more gradual development and less severe symptoms than juvenile-onset diabetes.
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