psychoneurosis

[ sahy-koh-noo-roh-sis, -nyoo- ]
/ ˌsaɪ koʊ nʊˈroʊ sɪs, -nyʊ- /

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

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 Forms

psychoneurotic (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 forms

psy′cho•neu•rotic (-rŏtĭk) adj.
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