dementia praecox

[pree-koks]

noun Psychiatry.


Nearby words

  1. demeclocycline,
  2. dement,
  3. demented,
  4. dementedly,
  5. dementia,
  6. dementia pugilistica,
  7. demento,
  8. demerara,
  9. demerge,
  10. demerger

Origin of dementia praecox

1895–1900; < New Latin: precocious dementia

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British Dictionary definitions for dementia praecox

dementia praecox

noun

a former name for schizophrenia

Word Origin for dementia praecox

C19: New Latin, literally: premature dementia

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Medicine definitions for dementia praecox

dementia praecox

[prēkŏks′]

n.

Schizophrenia. No longer in technical use.

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