from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Inducing hysteria.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Producing hysteria; also, related to the production of hysteria.
  • In botany, a term applied to those intercellular spaces in plants which are formed in old, partly differentiated tissues. Compare protogenic.
  • Same as hysterogenetic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Physiol.) Producing hysteria.

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  • adjective producing hysteria


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hystero- + -genic


  • No doubt Charcot determines very well the phases of the attack, notes the nonsensical and passional attitudes, the contortionistic movements; he discovers hysterogenic zones and can, by skilfully manipulating the ovaries, arrest or accelerate the crises, but as for foreseeing them and learning the sources and the motives and curing them, that's another thing.



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