psychoneurosis

noun
psy·cho·neu·ro·sis | \ ˌsī-kō-nu̇-ˈrō-səs , -nyu̇- \

Definition of psychoneurosis 

: neurosis especially : a neurosis based on emotional conflict in which an impulse that has been blocked seeks expression in a disguised response or symptom

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psychoneurotic \ˌsī-kō-nu̇-ˈrä-tik, -nyu̇- \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of psychoneurosis

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for psychoneurosis

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psychoneurosis

noun
psy·cho·neu·ro·sis | \ -n(y)u̇-ˈrō-səs \
plural psychoneuroses\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of psychoneurosis 

: neurosis especially : a neurosis based on emotional conflict in which an impulse that has been blocked seeks expression in a disguised response or symptom — compare actual neurosis

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