dementia praecox

[ pree-koks ]
/ ˈpri kɒks /

noun Psychiatry.

Origin of dementia praecox

1895–1900; < New Latin: precocious dementia
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British Dictionary definitions for dementia praecox

dementia praecox

/ (ˈpriːkɒks) /

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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