dementia pugilistica

[ dih-men-shuh pyoo-juh-lis-ti-kuh, ‐shee-uh ]
/ dɪˈmɛn ʃə ˌpyu dʒəˈlɪs tɪ kə, ‐ʃi ə /

noun


Nearby words

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

Origin of dementia pugilistica

1925–30; dementia + pugilistica (< Latin pugil boxer; see pugilism); the disease was first identified in boxers

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