stereotypy

noun ste·reo·ty·py \ ˈster-ē-ə-ˌtī-pē , ˈstir- \

Definition of stereotypy

plural stereotypies
: frequent almost mechanical repetition of the same posture, movement, or form of speech (as in schizophrenia)

First Known Use of stereotypy

circa 1889

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stereotypy

noun ste·reo·ty·py \ ˈster-ē-ə-ˌtī-pē , ˈstir- \

medical Definition of stereotypy

plural stereotypies
: frequent almost mechanical repetition of the same posture, movement, or form of speech (as in schizophrenia)

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