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dementia pugilistica

[dih-men-shuh pyoo-juh-lis-ti-kuh, ‐shee-uh]
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noun
  1. chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
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Origin of dementia pugilistica

1925–30; dementia + pugilistica (< Latin pugil boxer; see pugilism); the disease was first identified in boxers
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