- Epilepsy is defined as the name for a neurological disorder that results in seizures due to excessive brain activity.
A person who repeatedly has grand mal seizures is an example of someone who has epilepsy.
epilepsy definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Old French epilepsie ; from Late Latin epilepsia ; from Classical Greek epilēpsia, epilēpsis, literally , a seizure, hence epilepsy ; from epilambanein, to seize upon ; from epi-, upon plush lambanein, to seize: see latch
epilepsy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. ep·i·lep·sies
Origin: French épilepsie, from Latin epilēpsia, from Greek epilēpsis, from epilambanein, epilēp-, to lay hold of : epi-, epi- + lambanein, to seize.
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