autoecholalia

autoecholalia

 [aw″to-ek″o-la´le-ah]
parrotlike repetition of words and phrases initially uttered by the patient himself; seen in catatonic schizophrenia and in certain cerebral degenerative disorders.

au·to·ech·o·la·li·a

(aw'tō-ek-ō-lā'lē-ă),
A morbid repetition of another person's or one's own words.
[auto- + echolalia]

autoecholalia

A near-extinct term for the repetition of a phoneme or phrase that a person says him- or herself; this contrasts with echolalia, in which the speech echoes someone else’s speech. This difference has blurred and the terms are used interchangeably, with the latter being preferred.

au·to·ech·o·la·li·a

(aw'tō-ek-ō-lā'lē-ă)
A morbid repetition of another person's or one's own words.