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- noun Schizophrenia. No longer in scientific use.
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- noun dated, pathology
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- noun any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact
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[New Latin dēmentia praecox : Latin dēmentia, dementia + Latin praecox, premature.]
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