[ pree-koks ]
/ ˈpri kɒks /
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Origin of dementia praecox
1895–1900; <New Latin: precocious dementia
Words nearby dementia praecox
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British Dictionary definitions for dementia praecox
/ (ˈpriːkɒks) /
a former name for schizophrenia
Word Origin for dementia praecox
C19: New Latin, literally: premature dementia
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Medical definitions for dementia praecox
[ prē′kŏks′ ]
Schizophrenia. No longer in technical use.
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