Echopathy
Echopathy E*chop"a*thy, n. [Echo + -pathy, as in homeopathy.] (Med.) A morbid condition characterized by automatic and purposeless repetition of words or imitation of actions. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • echopathy — A form of psychopathology, usually associated with schizophrenia, in which the words (echolalia) or actions (echopraxia) of another are imitated and repeated. [echo + G. pathos, suffering] * * * echop·a·thy (ĕ kopґə the) [echo + pathy]… …   Medical dictionary

  • echopraxia — Involuntary imitation of movements made by another. See echopathy. SYN: echomotism. [echo + G. praxis, action] * * * echo·prax·ia .ek ō prak sē ə n pathological repetition of the actions of other people as if echoing them * * * n. pathological… …   Medical dictionary

  • ecopatie — ECOPATÍE s. f. manifestare patologică în repetarea fără sens a unor cuvinte sau acţiuni. (< engl. echopathy) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

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