epileptoid

adjective

ep·​i·​lep·​toid ˌe-pə-ˈlep-ˌtȯid How to pronounce epileptoid (audio)
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: exhibiting symptoms resembling those of epilepsy
the epileptoid person

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of epileptoid was circa 1860

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“Epileptoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epileptoid. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

epileptoid

adjective
ep·​i·​lep·​toid -ˈlep-ˌtȯid How to pronounce epileptoid (audio)
1
2
: exhibiting symptoms resembling those of epilepsy
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