- epileptogenic zone,
Origin of epileptic
Examples from the Web for epileptics
A more recent writer, Dr. Bernard Hollander, asserts that epileptics are "highly religious."Religion & Sex|Chapman Cohen
Epileptics sometimes show a homicidal tendency, but it is doubtful that vasectomy would help them.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation|Austin O'Malley
Epileptics are estimated by alienists to be about equal in number to the insane, feeble-minded to be more numerous.Being Well-Born|Michael F. Guyer
We can only endure it as we endure to traverse the ward for epileptics in an hospital for the insane.Diderot and the Encyclopdists|John Morley
Epileptics used to suck the blood from the wounds of dying gladiators.Medical Essays|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
c.1600, from French épileptique, from Late Latin epilepticus, from Greek epileptikos, from epilambanein (see epilepsy). Earlier adjective was epilentic (late 14c.), from a Greek variant. As a noun from 1650s.