Dictionary.com

dementia praecox

[ pree-koks ]
/ ˈpri kɒks /
Save This Word!

noun Psychiatry.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of dementia praecox

1895–1900; <New Latin: precocious dementia

Words nearby dementia praecox

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use dementia praecox in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK