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dementia praecox

[pree-koks]
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noun Psychiatry.
  1. schizophrenia.
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Origin of dementia praecox

1895–1900; < New Latin: precocious dementia
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British Dictionary definitions for dementia praecox

dementia praecox

noun
  1. a former name for schizophrenia
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Word Origin

C19: New Latin, literally: premature dementia
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dementia praecox in Medicine

dementia praecox

(prēkŏks′)
n.
  1. Schizophrenia. No longer in technical use.
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