-phrenia


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-phrenia

suff.
Mental disorder: schizophrenia.

[From Greek phrēn, mind; see gwhren- in Indo-European roots.]
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-phrenia

a combining form used in the names of mental conditions or states, as specified by the preceding element: schizophrenia.
[< New Latin < Greek phren-, s. of phrḗn diaphragm, midriff, mind + -ia -ia]
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