Tourette syndrome

/ (tʊəˈrɛt) /

noun

a brain disorder characterized by involuntary outbursts of swearing, spitting, barking, etc, and sudden involuntary movementsAlso called: Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, Tourette's syndrome, Tourette's

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Word Origin for Tourette syndrome

C20: named after Georges Gilles de la Tourette (1857–1904), French neurologist

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