|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|a state of prolonged rigid posture, occurring for example in schizophrenia or in hypnotic trances|
|[C16: from Medieval Latin catalēpsia, variant of Late Latin catalēpsis, from Greek katalēpsis, literally: a seizing, from katalambanein to hold down, from kata- down + lambanein to grasp]|
catalepsy cat·a·lep·sy (kāt'l-ěp'sē)
A condition that occurs in a variety of physical and psychological disorders and is characterized by lack of response to external stimuli and by muscular rigidity, so that the limbs remain in whatever position they are placed.