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Noun: schizophrenia  ,skit-su'free-nee-u
  1. Any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact
    - schizophrenic disorder, schizophrenic psychosis, dementia praecox

Derived forms: schizophrenias

Type of: psychosis

Encyclopedia: Schizophrenia, genetic types