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echopraxia

[ek-oh-prak-see-uh]
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noun Psychiatry.
  1. the abnormal repetition of the actions of another person.
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Origin of echopraxia

From New Latin, dating back to 1900–05; see origin at echo, praxis, -ia
Related formsech·o·prac·tic [ek-oh-prak-tik] /ˌɛk oʊˈpræk tɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for echopraxia

echopraxia

echopraxis

noun
  1. the involuntary imitation of the actions of others
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Word Origin and History for echopraxia

n.

1904, from Greek ekho (see echo (n.)) + praxis "action" (see praxis).

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echopraxia in Medicine

echopraxia

(ĕk′ō-prăksē-ə)
n.
  1. The involuntary imitation of movements made by another.echomotism
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