paranoid schizophrenia
noun Date: 1940 schizophrenia characterized especially by persecutory or grandiose delusions or hallucinations or by delusional jealousy

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  • paranoid schizophrenia — mental illness that combines schizophrenia with paranoia …   English contemporary dictionary

  • paranoid schizophrenia — /pærənɔɪd skɪtsəˈfriniə/ (say paruhnoyd skitsuh freeneeuh) noun a form of schizophrenia characterised mainly by delusions of persecution or grandeur …   Australian English dictionary

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