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amentia

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noun amen·tia \(ˌ)ā-ˈmen(t)-sh(ē-)ə, (ˌ)ä-\

Definition of amentia

  1. :  mental retardation; specifically :  a condition of lack of development of intellectual capacity



Origin and Etymology of amentia

New Latin, from Latin, madness, from ament-, amens mad, from a- (from ab-) + ment-, mens mind — more at mind


First Known Use: 14th century


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amentia

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noun amen·tia \(ˈ)ā-ˈmen-ch(ē-)ə, (ˈ)ä-\

Medical Definition of amentia

  1. formerly :  mental retardation




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