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sociopathy

 [so″se-op´ah-the]
former term for antisocial personality disorder. adj., adj sociopath´ic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

so·ci·op·a·thy

(sō-sē-op'ă-thē),
A term for the behavioral pattern exhibited by patients with an antisocial personality disorder.
See also: personality disorder.
[socio- + G. pathos, suffering]
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so·ci·op·a·thy

(sō'sē-op'ă-thē)
Behavioral pattern exhibited by patients with an antisocial personality disorder (q.v.).
[socio- + G. pathos, suffering]
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sociopathy

An earlier term for what is now called ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER.
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