flexibilitas cerea

flex·i·bil·i·tas ce·re·a

(flek-si-bil'i-tas sē'rē-ă),
The rigidity of catalepsy that may be overcome by slight external force, but returns at once, holding the limb firmly in the new position.
[L. waxy flexibility]

flexibilitas cerea

flex·i·bil·i·tas ce·re·a

(flek-si-bil'i-tahs sē'rē-ă)
The rigidity of catalepsy that may be overcome by slight external force, but which returns at once, holding the limb firmly in the new position.
[L. waxy flexibility]

flexibilitas cerea

A now rare manifestation of catatonic SCHIZOPHRENIA in which the affected persons limbs show a wax-like resistance to bending but are said to retain the position in which they are placed for many hours. Such accounts are probably apocryphal.