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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.
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Constant repetition of meaningless words or phrases; seen in schizophrenia.
Synonym(s): cataphasia.
[L. verbum, word, + gero, to carry about]
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(kăt-ă-fā′zē-ă) [″ + phasis, speech]
A speech disorder in which a single word is uttered repeatedly.
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