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psychogenic

[sahy-kuh-jen-ik] /ˌsaɪ kəˈdʒɛn ɪk/
adjective, Psychology
1.
having origin in the mind or in a mental condition or process:
a psychogenic disorder.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; psycho- + -genic
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Examples for psychogenic
  • psychogenic abnormality is caused by psychological problems.
  • psychogenic cough is thought to be more common in children than in adults.
British Dictionary definitions for psychogenic

psychogenic

/ˌsaɪkəʊˈdʒɛnɪk/
adjective
1.
(psychol) (esp of disorders or symptoms) of mental, rather than organic, origin
Derived Forms
psychogenically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for psychogenic
adj.

1884, from psycho- + -genic.

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