carphology

noun
car·​phol·​o·​gy | \ kär-ˈfäl-ə-jē \
variants: also carphologia \ ˌkär-​fə-​ˈlō-​j(ē-​)ə \
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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