psychoneurosis

[ sahy-koh-noo-roh-sis, -nyoo- ]
/ ˌsaɪ koʊ nʊˈroʊ sɪs, -nyʊ- /
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noun, plural psy·cho·neu·ro·ses [sahy-koh-noo-roh-seez, -nyoo-] /ˌsaɪ koʊ nʊˈroʊ siz, -nyʊ-/.


Nearby words

  1. psychomotor,
  2. psychomotor agitation,
  3. psychomotor epilepsy,
  4. psychomotor retardation,
  5. psychoneuroimmunology,
  6. psychoneurotic,
  7. psychopath,
  8. psychopathic,
  9. psychopathic disorder,
  10. psychopathic personality

Origin of psychoneurosis

First recorded in 1880–85; psycho- + neurosis

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Examples from the Web for psychoneurosis

  • Thus the psychoneurosis is in all its forms, I believe, regarded as a drama of the ego and its inner conflicts.

    The Behavior of Crowds|Everett Dean Martin


British Dictionary definitions for psychoneurosis

psychoneurosis

/ (ˌsaɪkəʊnjʊˈrəʊsɪs) /

noun plural -roses (-ˈrəʊsiːz)

another word for neurosis
Derived Formspsychoneurotic (ˌsaɪkəʊnjʊˈrɒtɪk), adjective

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Medicine definitions for psychoneurosis

psychoneurosis

[ sī′kō-nu-rōsĭs ]

n. pl. psy•cho•neu•ro•ses (-sēz)

Neurosis.
Related formspsy′cho•neu•rotic (-rŏtĭk) adj.


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