frontotemporal dementia

[ fruhn-toh-tem-per-uhl di-men-shuh, dih-men-shee-uh ]

  1. one of several brain disorders caused by degeneration of the frontal and/or temporal lobes of the brain and associated with behavioral changes, such as loss of inhibition, or with language impairment, such as difficulty finding words or the loss of one’s ability to speak fluently and grammatically. Abbreviation: FTD

Origin of frontotemporal dementia

First recorded in 1890–95; fronto- + temporal2
  • Also called fron·to·tem·por·al lo·bar de·gen·er·a·tion [fruhn-toh-tem-per-uhl loh-ber di-jen-uh-rey-shuhn, loh-bahr] /ˌfrʌn toʊˈtɛm pər əl ˈloʊ bər dɪˌdʒɛn əˈreɪ ʃən, ˈloʊ bɑr/ .

Words Nearby frontotemporal dementia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023