car·​phol·​o·​gy kär-ˈfäl-ə-jē How to pronounce carphology (audio)
variants also carphologia
plural carphologies also carphologias
: an aimless semiconscious plucking at the bedclothes observed in conditions of exhaustion or stupor or in high fevers

called also floccillation

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“Carphology.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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