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dementia praecox


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Schizophrenia. No longer in scientific use.

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  • n. schizophrenia

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact


New Latin dēmentia praecox : Latin dēmentia, dementia + Latin praecox, premature.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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