|1.||a form of schizophrenia characterized by a slowly progressive deterioration of the personality, involving delusions and often hallucinations|
|2.||a mental disorder characterized by any of several types of delusions, in which the personality otherwise remains relatively intact|
|3.||informal intense fear or suspicion, esp when unfounded|
|[C19: via New Latin from Greek: frenzy, from paranoos distraught, from |
|the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
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