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Pronunciation: o-ni-ro-fre'ne-a

Definition: A rarely used term for a state in which hallucinations occur, caused by such conditions as prolonged deprivation of sleep, sensory isolation, and a variety of drugs.

[G. oneiros, dream, + phren, mind]

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