Medical Dictionary

waxy flexibility


waxy flexibility

noun

Definition of WAXY FLEXIBILITY

:  a condition in which a patient's limbs retain any position into which they are manipulated by another person and which occurs especially in catatonic schizophrenia—compare catalepsy
February 28, 2015
pontificate Hear it
To speak pompously or dogmatically
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears