psychogenic

adjective psy·cho·gen·ic \ ˌsī-kō-ˈje-nik \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of psychogenic

:originating in the mind or in mental or emotional conflict

psychogenically

play \ˌsī-kō-ˈje-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of psychogenic

1915


Medical Dictionary

psychogenic

adjective psy·cho·gen·ic \ -ˈjen-ik \

medical Definition of psychogenic

:originating in the mind :attributable to psychological or emotional factors
  • a psychogenic movement disorder
  • psychogenic impotence
— compare somatogenic

psychogenically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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