Echopraxia definition

ĕkō-prăksē-ə
The involuntary imitation of movements made by others, seen in certain psychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.
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The involuntary imitation of movements made by others, sometimes occurring in people with schizophrenia and certain other mental disorders.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
echopraxia
Plural:
echopraxias

Origin of echopraxia

  • echo Greek prāxis action –ia

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