callomania


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callomania

[kal′ōmā′nē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, kallos, beauty, mania, madness
an abnormal psychological condition characterized by delusions of personal beauty.

callomania

(kăl″ō-mā′nē-ă) [Gr. kalos, beautiful, + mania, madness]
1. A delusional belief in one's own beauty as a manifestation of mental illness or psychosis.
2. Unrealistic attraction to something only because of its beauty.