noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1905 a pathological mental state characterized by hallucinations

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  • hallucinosis — [hə lo͞o΄si nō′sis] n. [ModL < L hallucinatio + OSIS] a mental disorder characterized by hallucinations …   English World dictionary

  • hallucinosis —    A term coined in or shortly before 1900, possibly by the German neurologist Carl Wernicke (1848 1904), to denote a mental state or disorder in which hallucinations feature prominently. The term hallucinosis has been variously defined as    1)… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • hallucinosis — /heuh looh seuh noh sis/, n. Psychiatry. a mental state characterized by repeated hallucinations. [1900 05; HALLUCIN(ATION) + OSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • hallucinosis — noun A mental state of hallucination …   Wiktionary

  • hallucinosis — A syndrome, usually of organic origin, characterized by more or less persistent hallucinations e.g., alcoholic h.. organic h. the state of experiencing a false sensory perception in the absence of external stimulus observed in individual …   Medical dictionary

  • hallucinosis — n. illness which causes hallucinations …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hallucinosis — hal·lu·ci·no·sis …   English syllables

  • hallucinosis — hal•lu•ci•no•sis [[t]həˌlu səˈnoʊ sɪs[/t]] n. psi a mental state characterized by repeated hallucinations • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • hallucinosis — /həlusəˈnoʊsəs/ (say huhloohsuh nohsuhs) noun a psychotic state characterised by hallucinations, typically toxic (especially alcoholic) in origin. {hallucin(ation) + osis} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hallucinosis — noun a mental state in which the person has continual hallucinations • Hypernyms: ↑psychological state, ↑psychological condition, ↑mental state, ↑mental condition …   Useful english dictionary

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