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echopraxia

[ ek-oh-prak-see-uh ]
/ ˌɛk oʊˈpræk si ə /
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noun Psychiatry.
the abnormal repetition of the actions of another person.
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Origin of echopraxia

From New Latin, dating back to 1900–05; see origin at echo, praxis, -ia

OTHER WORDS FROM echopraxia

ech·o·prac·tic [ek-oh-prak-tik], /ˌɛk oʊˈpræk tɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for echopraxia

echopraxia

echopraxis

/ (ˌɛkəʊˈpræksɪə) /

noun
the involuntary imitation of the actions of others
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Medical definitions for echopraxia

echopraxia
[ ĕk′ō-prăksē-ə ]

n.
The involuntary imitation of movements made by another.echomotism
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