dementia praecox

noun
dementia prae·​cox | \ -ˈprē-ˌkäks How to pronounce dementia praecox (audio) \

Definition of dementia praecox

First Known Use of dementia praecox

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dementia praecox

New Latin, literally, premature dementia

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The first known use of dementia praecox was in 1899

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“Dementia praecox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dementia%20praecox. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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dementia praecox

noun
dementia prae·​cox | \ -ˈprē-ˌkäks How to pronounce dementia praecox (audio) \

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