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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ek'o-la'le-a

Definition: Involuntary parrotlike repetition of a word or sentence just spoken by another person. Usually seen with schizophrenia.

Synonym(s): echo reaction, echo speech, echophrasia

[echo + G. lalia, a form of speech]

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