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epileptiform (ˌɛpɪˈlɛptɪˌfɔːm)

  1. resembling epilepsy
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Examples from the Web for epileptoid

Historical Examples

  • I have recently studied an epileptoid degenerate who has a sound mind, and, at least in his normal state, is quiet and gentle.

    Appletons' Popular Science Monthly, June 1899


  • Lately Mrchen has published a case of epileptoid neurasthenic twilight state.

  • St. Paul, Professor James points out, "certainly had once an epileptoid, if not an epileptic seizure."

    Religion & Sex

    Chapman Cohen

  • Finally, among the symptoms of possible physical origin, epileptoid attacks were described in two of our cases.

    Benign Stupors

    August Hoch

  • He rather believes that they are more closely allied to the epileptoid temperament.

epileptoid in Medicine


  1. Resembling epilepsy or any of its symptoms.
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