-phrenia


a combining form used in the names of mental disorders: schizophrenia.

Nearby words

  1. -phone,
  2. -phony,
  3. -phore,
  4. -phoresis,
  5. -phorous,
  6. -phyl,
  7. -phyll,
  8. -phyllous,
  9. -phyre,
  10. -phyte

Origin of -phrenia

< New Latin < Greek phren- (stem of phrḗn) mind + -ia -ia

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Medicine definitions for -phrenia

-phrenia

suff.

Mental disorder:schizophrenia.

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