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involuntary picking at the bedclothes, seen in states of great exhaustion and grave fevers.
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carphologia, carphology (kar-fo-lo'je-a) (-fol'o-je) [Gr. karphos, dry twig, + legein, to pluck]
Involuntary picking at bedclothes, seen esp. in febrile delirium. Synonym: floccillation
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carphologyAimless plucking at the bedclothes seen in people in delirium, exhaustion or DEMENTIA.
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