from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A psychopathological condition characterized by the presence of bodily symptoms having no discernible physical cause but for which there is evidence of a psychological conflict.
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- noun a mental disorder characterized by the conversion of mental conflict into somatic forms (into paralysis or anesthesia having no apparent cause)
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