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monomania

 [mon″o-ma´ne-ah]
a form of mental disorder characterized by preoccupation with one subject or idea.

mon·o·ma·ni·a

(mon'ō-mā'nē-ă),
An obsession or abnormally extreme enthusiasm for a single idea or subject; a psychosis marked by the limitation of the symptoms rather strictly to a certain group, as the delusion in paranoia.
[mono- + G. mania, frenzy]

monomania

/mono·ma·nia/ (-ma´ne-ah) a form of mental disorder characterized by preoccupation with one subject or idea.

monomania

(mŏn′ə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
1. Pathological obsession with one idea or subject.
2. Intent concentration on or exaggerated enthusiasm for a single subject or idea.

mon′o·ma′ni·ac′ (-mā′nē-ăk′) n.
mon′o·ma·ni′a·cal (-mə-nī′ə-kəl) adj.
mon′o·ma·ni′a·cal·ly adv.

mon·o·ma·ni·a

(mon'ō-mā'nē-ă)
An obsession or abnormal enthusiasm for a single idea or subject; a psychosis marked by limitation of symptoms to a certain group, as the delusion in paranoia.
[mono- + G. mania, frenzy]
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