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alexithymia

Pronunciation: ă-lek-si-thī′mē-ă

Definition: Difficulty in recognizing and describing one's emotions, defining them instead in terms of somatic sensations or behavioral reactions.

[G. a- priv. + lexis, word, + -thymia, feelings, passion]

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