cataphasia


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verbigeration

 [ver-bij″er-a´shun]
stereotypy in speech; stereotyped and meaningless repetition of words and phrases, as seen in some cases of schizophrenia; see also perseveration and logorrhea. Called also cataphasia.

cataphasia

/cata·pha·sia/ (kat″ah-fa´zhah) verbigeration.

ver·big·er·a·tion

(vĕr-bij'ĕr-ā'shŭn)
Constant repetition of meaningless words or phrases; seen in schizophrenia.
Synonym(s): cataphasia.
[L. verbum, word, + gero, to carry about]

cataphasia

(kăt-ă-fā′zē-ă) [″ + phasis, speech]
A speech disorder in which a single word is uttered repeatedly.