schizophrenic

adjective
schizo·​phren·​ic | \ -ˈfren-ik How to pronounce schizophrenic (audio) \

Medical Definition of schizophrenic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: relating to, characteristic of, or affected with schizophrenia schizophrenic behavior schizophrenic patients

schizophrenic

noun

Medical Definition of schizophrenic (Entry 2 of 2)

: an individual affected with schizophrenia

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“Schizophrenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/schizophrenic. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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