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psychogenic

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adjective psy·cho·gen·ic \-ˈje-nik\

Definition of psychogenic

  1. :  originating in the mind or in mental or emotional conflict

psychogenically play \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


1902

First Known Use of psychogenic

1902


Medical Dictionary

psychogenic

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adjective psy·cho·gen·ic \-ˈjen-ik\

Medical Definition of psychogenic

  1. :  originating in the mind :  attributable to psychological or emotional factors <a psychogenic movement disorder> <psychogenic impotence>—compare somatogenic

psychogenically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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