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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: meg'a-lo-ma'ne-a


  1. A type of delusion in which the afflicted person considers himself or herself possessed of greatness. He/she believes him/herself to be Christ, God, Napoleon, anyone famous, or everyone and everything, including a lawyer, physician, clergyman, merchant, prince, or super athlete in all sports.
  2. Morbid verbalized overevaluation of oneself or of some aspect of oneself.

[megalo- + G. mania, frenzy]

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