noun Pathology, Psychiatry.
Origin of catalepsy
Examples from the Web for catalepsy
By some writers this has been supposed to be a form of catalepsy.The Prophet Ezekiel|Arno C. Gaebelein
Catalepsy has been known to have been produced by great mental application.
Negativism and catalepsy are never well developed except in stupor.Benign Stupors|August Hoch
Filled with a vague fear, he tried to waken his wife, but she was like one in a state of catalepsy.Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Complete|Charles M. Skinner
No foot clonus, no Babinski; abdominal reflexes present, cremasteric not elicited; catalepsy not always present.Studies in Forensic Psychiatry|Bernard Glueck
British Dictionary definitions for catalepsy
Word Origin for catalepsy
Word Origin and History for catalepsy
late 14c., cathalempsia, from Medieval Latin catalepsia, from Late Latin catalepsis, from Greek katalepsis "a seizure, a seizing upon, a taking possession," from kataleptos "seized," from katalambanein "to seize upon," from kata- "down" (see cata-) + lambanein "to take" (see analemma).