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folie à deux

[fo-lee uh doo; French faw-lee a dœ] /fɒˈli ə ˈdu; French fɔ li a ˈdœ/
noun, plural folies à deux
[fo-leez uh doo; French faw-lee za dœ] /fɒˈliz ə ˈdu; French fɔ li za ˈdœ/ (Show IPA).
Psychiatry.
1.
the sharing of delusional ideas by two people who are closely associated.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < French
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folie à deux

/ˈfɒlɪ æ ˈdɜː/
noun
1.
(psychiatry) mental illness occurring simultaneously in two intimately related persons who share some of the elements of the illness, such as delusions
Word Origin
French: madness involving two (people)
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folies à deux in Medicine

folie á deux fo·lie á deux (fô-lē' ä dɶ', fŏl'ē)
n.
A condition in which symptoms of a mental disorder, occur simultaneously in two individuals who share a close relationship or association.

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