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miryachit

n.

"nervous disorder peculiar to Siberia, in which the patient mimics everything said or done by another," from Russian, literally "to be epileptic."

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  • It is not stated that the subjects of miryachit do what they are told to do.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 441, June 14, 1884.

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miryachit in Medicine

miryachit

(mîr-yächĭt)
n.
  1. A nervous disease observed in Siberia, similar to latah.
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