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Pronunciation: hi'per-o-var'e-an-izm

Definition: Sexual precocity in young girls due to premature maturation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis and development of ovaries accompanied by the secretion of ovarian hormones.

Synonym(s): true precocious puberty

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