dementia praecox

dementia praecox

[pree-koks]
noun Psychiatry.

Origin:
1895–1900; < Neo-Latin: precocious dementia

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dementia praecox (ˈpriːkɒks)
 
n
a former name for schizophrenia
 
[C19: New Latin, literally: premature dementia]

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dementia praecox dementia prae·cox (prē'kŏks')
n.
schizophrenia. No longer in technical use.

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