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Noun: conversion hysteria  kun'vur-zhun hi'steer-ee-u
  1. A mental disorder characterized by the conversion of mental conflict into somatic forms (into paralysis or anaesthesia having no apparent cause)
    - conversion disorder, conversion reaction

Derived forms: conversion hysterias

Type of: disturbance, folie, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder

Encyclopedia: Conversion hysteria