Definitions for hebephrenic-ˈfrɛn ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

he•be•phre•ni•aˌhi bəˈfri ni ə(n.)

  1. a form of schizophrenia characterized by emotionless, incongruous, or silly behavior, intellectual deterioration, and hallucinations.

    Category: Psychiatry

Origin of hebephrenia:

1880–85; < Gk hēbē- (see hebetic ) + -phrenia

he`be•phren′ic-ˈfrɛn ɪk(adj.; n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hebephrenic(adj)

    suffering from a form of schizophrenia characterized by foolish mannerisms and senseless laughter along with delusions and regressive behavior


  1. hebephrenic(Adjective)

    Pertaining to, or characteristic of, hebephrenia.


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