presbyophrenia

noun
pres·​byo·​phre·​nia | \ ˌprez-bē-ə-ˈfrē-nē-ə, ˌpres- How to pronounce presbyophrenia (audio) \

Medical Definition of presbyophrenia

: a form of senile dementia characterized by loss of memory and sense of location, disorientation, and confabulation

Other Words from presbyophrenia

presbyophrenic \ -​ˈfren-​ik How to pronounce presbyophrenia (audio) \ adjective

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“Presbyophrenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/presbyophrenia. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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