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 (sī′kō-no͝o-rō′sĭs, -nyo͝o-)
n. pl. psy·cho·neu·ro·ses (-sēz)
Neurosis. No longer used in psychiatric diagnosis.

psy′cho·neu·rot′ic (-rŏt′ĭk) adj. & n.


n, pl -roses (-ˈrəʊsiːz)
(Psychiatry) another word for neurosis
psychoneurotic adj


(nʊˈroʊ sɪs, nyʊ-)

n., pl. -ses (-siz)
Also called psychoneurosis. a functional disorder in which feelings of anxiety, obsessional thoughts, compulsive acts, and physical complaints without objective evidence of disease, occurring in various degrees and patterns, dominate the personality.
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Noun1.psychoneurosis - a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction
folie, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder, disturbance - (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
hysterical neurosis, hysteria - neurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks and disturbances of sensory and motor functions
anxiety neurosis - characterized by diffuse anxiety and often somatic manifestations of fear


[ˈsaɪkəʊnjʊəˈrəʊsɪs] N (psychoneuroses (pl)) [ˈsaɪkəʊnjʊəˈrəʊsiːz]psiconeurosis f inv
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