myriachit
Miryachit Mir"ya*chit`, n. [Written also {myriachit}.] [Yakoot merj["a]k epileptic, fr. imerek jerk, rage.] (Med.) A nervous disease in which the patient involuntarily imitates the words or action of another. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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