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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: vij'il-am'byu-lizm

Definition: An older term for a condition of unconsciously regarding one's surroundings, with automatism; resembling somnambulism but occurring in the waking state.

[L. vigil, awake, alert, + ambulo, to walk about]

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