paramimia

noun para·mim·ia \ ˌparəˈmimēə \

Definition of paramimia

plural -s
psychiatry
:a misuse of gestures in expressing thought that produces an appearance of inappropriateness of affect

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Origin and Etymology of paramimia

New Latin, from 1para- + Greek mimia, mimeia mimicry, from mimeisthai to imitate, represent + -ia -y


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