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psychoneurosis

Pronunciation: si'ko-nu-ro'sis

Definition:

  1. A mental or behavioral disorder of mild or moderate severity.
  2. Formerly a classification of neurosis that included hysteria, psychasthenia, neurasthenia, and the anxiety and phobic disorders.

[psycho- + G. neuron, nerve, + -osis, condition]

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