schizoidism

noun
schiz·​oid·​ism | \ ˈskit-sȯi-ˌdiz-əm How to pronounce schizoidism (audio) \

Medical Definition of schizoidism

: the state of being split off (as in schizoid personality disorder and schizophrenia) from one's social and vital environment

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“Schizoidism.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/schizoidism. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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