Dementia Praecox Definition

prēkŏks
noun
Schizophrenia. No longer in scientific use.
American Heritage Medicine
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • schizophrenic psychosis
  • schizophrenic disorder
  • schizophrenia
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Origin of Dementia Praecox

  • New Latin dēmentia praecox Latin dēmentia dementia Latin praecox premature

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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