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Definition of Paternal age

Paternal age: The age of the father at the time he conceives a child. Advanced paternal age is associated with an increased risk of certain genetic mutations, a risk that rises linearly with the age of the father. See: Advanced paternal age.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=33293
Last Editorial Review: 10/8/2012

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