carphology

noun
car·​phol·​o·​gy | \ kär-ˈfäl-ə-jē How to pronounce carphology (audio) \
variants: also carphologia \ ˌkär-​fə-​ˈlō-​j(ē-​)ə How to pronounce carphologia (audio) \
plural carphologies also carphologias

Medical Definition of carphology

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/carphology. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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