amentia


amen·tia

noun \(ˌ)ā-ˈmen(t)-sh(ē-)ə, (ˌ)ä-\

Definition of AMENTIA

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

Origin 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

amen·tia

noun \(ˈ)ā-ˈmen-ch(ē-)ə, (ˈ)ä-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AMENTIA

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

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