dementia pugilistica

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dementia pu·​gi·​lis·​ti·​ca | \ -ˌpyü-jə-ˈli-sti-kə How to pronounce dementia pugilistica (audio) \

Definition of dementia pugilistica

: chronic traumatic encephalopathy Brain degeneration from repeated blows to the head has been known in boxers since the 1920s as dementia pugilistica, or punch-drunk syndrome.— Luna Shyr

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1938, in the meaning defined above

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dementia pugilistica

noun
dementia pu·​gi·​lis·​ti·​ca | \ -ˌpyü-jə-ˈlis-tə-kə How to pronounce dementia pugilistica (audio) \

Medical Definition of dementia pugilistica

: chronic traumatic encephalopathy Brain degeneration from repeated blows to the head has been known in boxers since the 1920s as dementia pugilistica, or punch-drunk syndrome.— Luna Shyr, National Geographic, February 2011

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