from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A severe neurological disorder characterized by multiple facial and other body tics, usually beginning in childhood or adolescence and often accompanied by grunts and compulsive utterances, as of interjections and obscenities. Also called Gilles de la Tourette syndrome.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative name for Tourette syndrome.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. neurological disorder characterized by facial grimaces and tics and movements of the upper body and grunts and shouts and coprolalia
After Georges Gilles de la Tourette (1857-1904), French physician.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)