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pseudoservile
adj.; pseudoservilely, adv. * * *
pseudosessile
adj. * * *
pseudosiphonal
adj. * * *
pseudosiphonic
adj. * * *
pseudoskeletal
adj. * * *
pseudosocial
adj.; pseudosocially, adv. * * *
pseudosolution
/sooh'doh seuh looh"sheuhn/, n. Physical Chem. a colloidal suspension in which the finely divided particles appear to be dissolved because they are so widely dispersed in the ...
pseudosphere
—pseudospherical /sooh'deuh sfer"i keuhl, -sfear"-/, adj. /sooh"deuh sfear'/, n. Geom. a surface generated by revolving a tractrix about its asymptote. [1885-90; PSEUDO- + ...
pseudospiritual
adj.; pseudospiritually, adv. * * *
pseudosquamate
adj. * * *
pseudostigmatic
adj. * * *
pseudostudious
adj.; pseudostudiously, adv. * * *
pseudosubtle
adj.; pseudosubtly, adv. * * *
pseudosuicidal
adj. * * *
pseudosymmetry
/sooh'doh sim"i tree/, n. Crystall. an apparent symmetry different from that appropriate to a crystal of a given mineral. [1885-90; PSEUDO- + SYMMETRY] * * *
pseudotribal
adj.; pseudotribally, adv. * * *
pseudotripteral
/sooh'doh trip"teuhr euhl/, adj. Archit. having an arrangement of columns suggesting a tripteral structure but without the inner colonnades. [PSEUDO- + TRIPTERAL] * * *
pseudotuberculosis
/sooh'doh too berr'kyeuh loh"sis, -tyoo-/, n. Pathol. 1. an acute, sometimes fatal disease of rodents, birds, and other animals, including humans, caused by the bacterium ...
pseudovarian
adj. * * *
pseudovary
n., pl. pseudovaries. * * *
pseudovelar
adj. * * *
pseudoviperine
adj. * * *
pseudoviperous
adj.; pseudoviperously, adv. * * *
pseudoviscous
adj. * * *
pseudoxanthoma elasticum
▪ pathology also called  Grönblad-strandberg Syndrome,         inherited disease in which the premature breakdown of exposed skin occurs. It is characterized by ...
pseudozealous
adj.; pseudozealously, adv. * * *
pseudozoogloeal
adj. * * *
psf
pounds per square foot. Also, p.s.f. * * *
PSG
polysomnogram. * * *
psḥ
Hebrew root, to pass over. a. Pesach, from Hebrew pesaḥ Passover; b. Pasch, from Aramaic pasḥā, from Hebrew pesaḥ (see above). Both a and b from Hebrew pāsaḥ, to pass ...
pshaw
/shaw/, interj. 1. (used to express impatience, contempt, disbelief, etc.) n. 2. an exclamation of "pshaw!" v.i. 3. to say "pshaw." v.t. 4. to say "pshaw" at or to. [1665-75] * * ...
psi
psi1 /suy, psuy/, n., pl. psis. 1. the 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet. 2. the group of consonant sounds represented by this letter. [1350-1400; ME < Gk pseî] psi2 /suy/, ...
psi particle
/suy, psuy/, Physics. 1. any of a family of mesons consisting of a charmed quark and a charmed antiquark. 2. an early name for the J/psi particle. [1970-75] * * *
psia
pounds per square inch, absolute. * * *
Psichari, Ernest
▪ French author born Sept. 27, 1883, Paris, Fr. died Aug. 22, 1914, Rossignol, Belg.       French writer and soldier whose works combine militaristic sentiments with a ...
psid
pounds per square inch, differential. * * *
psig
pounds per square inch, gauge. * * *
psilanthropism
—psilanthropic /suy'leuhn throp"ik/, adj. —psilanthropist, n. /suy lan"threuh piz'euhm/, n. the doctrine that Jesus Christ was only a human being. Also, ...
psilocin
/sil"euh sin, suy"leuh-/, n. Biochem. a psilocybin metabolite with strong hallucinogenic potency, produced after ingestion of the mushroom Psilocybe mexicana. [1955-60; ...
psilocin and psilocybin
▪ drug       hallucinogenic principles contained in certain mushrooms (mushroom) (notably two Mexican species, Psilocybe mexicana and Stropharia cubensis). ...
psilocybin
/sil'euh suy"bin, suy'leuh-/, n. Pharm. a hallucinogenic crystalline solid, C12H17N2O4P, obtained from the mushroom Psilocybe mexicana. [1955-60; < NL Psilocyb(e) genus of ...
psilomelane
/suy lom"euh layn'/, n. a common mineral consisting of a mixture of pyrolusite and other oxides of manganese, usually found in black, rounded masses: an ore of ...
psilophyte
psilophyte [sī′lə fīt΄] n. any of various extinct, early land plants of the Silurian and Devonian periods, characterized by a simple vascular structure and lacking true ...
Psiloriti
Gk. /psee'law rddee"tee/, n. Mount, modern name of Mount Ida. * * *
psilosis
—psilotic /suy lot"ik, -loh"tik/, adj. /suy loh"sis/, n. Pathol. 1. a falling out of the hair. 2. sprue2. [1835-45; < NL < Gk psílosis lit., a stripping bare, equiv. to ...
psiparticle
psi particle (sī, psī) n. See J/psi particle. * * *
psittaciform
▪ bird Introduction  any member of the group of more than 360 species of generally brightly coloured, noisy birds, to which the general name parrot may be applied. All ...
psittacine
/sit"euh suyn', -sin/, adj. of or pertaining to parrots. [1870-75; < L psittacinus < Gk psittákinos. equiv. to psittak(ós) parrot + -inos INE1] * * *
psittacine beak and feather disease
      debilitating disease of birds cause by a circovirus that infects wild and domestic psittaciforms such as macaws, parrots, cockatoos, and parakeets; cockatoos ...
psittacinite
/sit"euh si nuyt'/, n. Mineral. mottramite. [1875-80; PSITTACINE + -ITE] * * *
psittacism
—psittacistic, adj. /sit"euh siz'euhm/, n. mechanical, repetitive, and meaningless speech. [1895-1900; < L psittac(us) parrot (see PSITTACOSIS) + -ISM] * * *
Psittacosaurus
▪ dinosaur genus  primitive member of the horned dinosaurs (dinosaur) (Ceratopsia (ceratopsian)) found as fossils dating from 100 million to 122 million years ago in Early ...
psittacosis
/sit'euh koh"sis/, n. Pathol. a rickettsial disease affecting birds of the parrot family, pigeons, and domestic fowl, caused by the chlamydia Chlamydia psittaci and transmissible ...
psittacotic
See psittacosis. * * *
Pskov
/pskawf/, n. 1. a lake in N Europe, between Estonia and the W Russian Federation, forming the S part of Lake Peipus. 2. a city near this lake, in the NW Russian Federation. ...
Pskov school
▪ art       school of late medieval Russian icon and mural painting that grew up in the Russian city of Pskov in the late 12th century and reached its highest ...
PSNI
➡ Police Service of Northern Ireland. * * *
psoas
—psoatic /soh at"ik/, adj. /soh"euhs/, n., pl. psoai /soh"uy/, psoae /soh"ee/. Anat. either of two muscles, one on each side of the loin, extending internally from the sides of ...
psocid
—psocine /soh"suyn, sos"uyn/, adj. /soh"sid, sos"id/, n. 1. any of numerous minute winged insects of the family Psocidae (order Psocoptera), including most of the common ...
psora
—psoric /sawr"ik, sor"-/, adj. /sawr"euh, sohr"euh/, n. Pathol. 1. psoriasis. 2. scabies. [1675-85; < L psora < Gk psóra itch] * * *
psoralea
psoralea [sō rā′lē ə] n. 〚ModL < Gr psōraleos, scaly < psōra: see PSORIASIS〛 any of a large genus (Psoralea) of plants of the pea family having scurfy leaves, white ...
psoralen
/sawr"euh leuhn, sohr"-/, n. Pharm. a toxic substance, C11H6O3, found in certain plants, including parsnips, used to increase the response to ultraviolet light in the treatment ...
psoriasis
—psoriatic /sawr'ee at"ik, sohr'-/, adj. /seuh ruy"euh sis/, n. Pathol. a common chronic, inflammatory skin disease characterized by scaly patches. Also called psora. [1675-85; ...
psoriatic
See psoriasis. * * *
psorosis
/seuh roh"sis/, n. Plant Pathol. a disease of citrus trees, characterized by a scaly, rough bark, yellow-flecked leaves, and stunting, caused by a virus. [1895-1900; < NL; see ...
PSR
PSR abbrev. Astron. pulsar * * *
PSRO
Professional Standards Review Organization. Also, P.S.R.O. * * *
psst
/pst/, interj. (used to attract someone's attention in an unobtrusive manner.) Also, pst. [1870-75] * * *
PST
Pacific Standard Time. Also, P.S.T., p.s.t. * * *
psych
psych1 /suyk/, v.t. Informal. 1. to intimidate or frighten psychologically, or make nervous (often fol. by out): to psych out the competition. 2. to prepare psychologically to be ...
psych-
var. of psycho- before some vowels: psychasthenia. * * *
psych-out
/suyk"owt'/, n. Informal. an act or instance of psyching out. [1960-65; n. use of v. phrase psych out] * * *
psych.
1. psychological. 2. psychologist. 3. psychology. * * *
psychasthenia
—psychasthenic /suy'keuhs then"ik/, adj. /suy'keuhs thee"nee euh/, n. Psychiatry. (no longer in technical use) a neurosis marked by fear, anxiety, phobias, etc. [1905-10; < NL; ...
psychasthenic
See psychasthenia. * * *
psyche
/suyk/, v.t. psyched, psyching. psych1. * * * In Greek and Roman mythology, a beautiful princess who won Cupid's love. Her beauty was such that worshipers began to turn away ...
Psyche
/suy"kee/, n. 1. Class. Myth. a personification of the soul, which in the form of a beautiful girl was loved by Eros. 2. (l.c.) the human soul, spirit, or mind. 3. (l.c.) ...
Psyche knot
a woman's hairdo in which a knot or coil of hair projects from the back of the head. [1885-90] * * *
psychedelia
/suy'ki deel"yeuh, -del"yeuh/, n. the realm or artifacts of psychedelic drugs, art, writings, or the like. [1965-70, Amer.; PSYCHEDEL(IC) + -IA] * * *
psychedelic
—psychedelically, adv. /suy'ki del"ik/, adj. 1. of or noting a mental state characterized by a profound sense of intensified sensory perception, sometimes accompanied by severe ...
psychedelic drug
also called  psychotomimetic drug  or  hallucinogen         any of the so-called mind-expanding drugs that are able to induce states of altered perception and thought, ...
psychedelic drugs
➡ New Age * * *
psychedelic rock
▪ music Introduction       style of rock music popular in the late 1960s that was largely inspired by hallucinogens, or so-called “mind-expanding” drugs ...
psychedelically
See psychedelic. * * *
Psychiana
▪ religious movement       religious movement that emphasized spiritual healing, prosperity, and physical and material happiness, founded in 1929 by Frank B. Robinson ...
psychiatric
psychiatric [sī΄kē a′trik] adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or associated with psychiatry 2. affecting mental or emotional processes [psychiatric side effects] 3. affected by ...
psychiatric drugs
▪ Table Psychiatric drugs generic name common trade name(s) primary use affected ...
psychiatrical
See psychiatric. * * *
psychiatrically
See psychiatric. * * *
psychiatrichospital
psychiatric hospital n. A hospital for the care and treatment of patients affected with acute or chronic mental illness. Also called mental hospital. * * *
psychiatrist
/si kuy"euh trist, suy-/, n. a physician who practices psychiatry. [1885-90; PSYCHIATR(Y) + -IST] * * *
psychiatry
—psychiatric /suy'kee a"trik/, psychiatrical, adj. —psychiatrically, adv. /si kuy"euh tree, suy-/, n. the practice or science of diagnosing and treating mental ...
psychic
—psychically, adv. /suy"kik/, adj. Also, psychical. 1. of or pertaining to the human soul or mind; mental (opposed to physical). 2. Psychol. pertaining to or noting mental ...
psychic bid
Bridge. a bid designed to mislead one's opponents that is not based on the strength of one's hand or of the suit named but rather on one's feeling that not bidding would be more ...
psychic determinism
the theory that all aspects of a person's psychological makeup arise from specific causes or forces, as previous experiences or instinctual drives, which may be conscious or ...
psychic distance
the degree of emotional detachment maintained toward a person, group of people, event, etc. Also, psychical distance. * * *
psychic energizer
Pharm. antidepressant (def. 2). [1955-60] * * *
psychic energy
Psychoanal. according to Freud, the force that lies behind all mental processes, having its basic source as the id. [1920-25] * * *
psychic income
the personal or subjective benefits, rewards, or satisfactions derived from a job or undertaking as separate from its objective or financial ones. [1900-05] * * *
psychically
See psychic. * * *
psycho
/suy"koh/, n., pl. psychos, adj. Slang. n. 1. a psychopathic or neurotic person. adj. 2. psychopathic; psychoneurotic. [1935-40; shortened form] * * *
psycho-
a combining form representing psyche (psychological) and psychological (psychoanalysis) in compound words. Also, esp. before a vowel, psych-. [ < Gk, comb. form of psyché ...
psychoacoustic
See psychoacoustics. * * *
psychoacoustical
See psychoacoustic. * * *
psychoacoustics
—psychoacoustic, psychoacoustical, adj. /suy'koh euh kooh"stiks/ or, esp. Brit., /-euh kow"-/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the study of sound perception. [1945-50; PSYCHO- + ...
psychoactive
/suy'koh ak"tiv/, adj. of or pertaining to a substance having a profound or significant effect on mental processes: a psychoactive drug. [1960-65; PSYCHO- + ACTIVE] * * *
psychoanal.
psychoanalysis. * * *
psychoanalysis
—psychoanalytic /suy'koh an'l it"ik/, psychoanalytical, adj. —psychoanalytically, adv. /suy'koh euh nal"euh sis/, n. 1. a systematic structure of theories concerning the ...
psychoanalyst
/suy'koh an"l ist/, n. a person trained to practice psychoanalysis. [1910-15; PSYCHO- + ANALYST] * * *
psychoanalytic
See psychoanalyst. * * *
psychoanalytical
See psychoanalyst. * * *
psychoanalytically
See psychoanalyst. * * *
psychoanalyze
—psychoanalyzer, n. /suy'koh an"l uyz'/, v.t., psychoanalyzed, psychoanalyzing. to investigate or treat by psychoanalysis. Also, esp. Brit., psychoanalyse. [1910-15; PSYCHO- + ...
psychobabble
—psychobabbler, n. /suy"koh bab'euhl/, n. writing or talk using jargon from psychiatry or psychotherapy without particular accuracy or relevance. [PSYCHO- + BABBLE; popularized ...
psychobabbler
See psychobabble. * * *
psychobiographer
See psychobiography. * * *
psychobiographic
See psychobiographer. * * *
psychobiographical
See psychobiographer. * * *
psychobiography
—psychobiographer, n. /suy'koh buy og"reuh fee, -bee-/, n., pl. psychobiographies. a biographical study focusing on psychological factors, as childhood traumas and unconscious ...
psychobiologic
See psychobiology. * * *
psychobiological
See psychobiologic. * * *
psychobiologically
See psychobiologic. * * *
psychobiologist
See psychobiologic. * * *
psychobiology
—psychobiological /suy'koh buy'euh loj"i keuhl/, psychobiologic, adj. —psychobiologist, n. /suy'koh buy ol"euh jee/, n. 1. the use of biological methods to study normal and ...
psychochemical
/suy'koh kem"i keuhl/, adj. 1. pertaining to chemicals or drugs that affect the mind or behavior. n. 2. any such substance, esp. when used as a chemical warfare agent. [1955-60; ...
psychodelic
/suy'keuh del"ik/, adj., n. psychedelic. * * *
psychodiagnosis
/suy'koh duy'euhg noh"sis/, n. a psychological examination using psychodiagnostic techniques. [1935-40; < NL; see PSYCHO-, DIAGNOSIS] * * *
psychodiagnostics
—psychodiagnostic, adj. /suy'koh duy'euhg nos"tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the study and evaluation of character or personality in terms of behavioral and anatomical ...
psychodrama
—psychodramatic /suy'koh dreuh mat"ik/, adj. /suy'koh drah"meuh, -dram"euh, suy"koh drah'meuh, -dram'euh/, n. a method of group psychotherapy in which participants take roles ...
psychodramatic
See psychodrama. * * *
psychodramatist
See psychodramatic. * * *
psychodynamic
See psychodynamics. * * *
psychodynamically
See psychodynamic. * * *
psychodynamics
—psychodynamic, adj. —psychodynamically, adv. /suy'koh duy nam"iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) 1. Psychol. any clinical approach to personality, as Freud's, that sees ...
psychoeducational
psychoeducational [sī΄kō ej΄o͞o kā′shə nəl, sī kōej΄əkā′shə nəl] adj. designating or of psychological methods, as intelligence tests, used in evaluating ...
psychoendocrinology
/suy'koh en'doh kri nol"euh jee, -kruy-/, n. the study of the relationship between the endocrine system and various symptoms or types of mental illness. Also called ...
psychogalvanic
/suy'koh gal van"ik/, adj. Med. pertaining to or involving electric changes in the body resulting from reactions to mental or emotional stimuli. [1905-10; PSYCHO- + GALVANIC] * * ...
psychogalvanic reflex
▪ neurophysiology also called  galvanic skin response (GSR)        a change in the electrical properties of the body (probably of the skin) following noxious ...
psychogalvanometer
/suy'koh gal'veuh nom"i teuhr/, n. Med. a type of galvanometer for detecting and measuring psychogalvanic currents. [1930-35; PSYCHO- + GALVANOMETER] * * *
psychogenesis
—psychogenetic /suy'koh jeuh net"ik/, adj. —psychogenetically, adv. /suy'keuh jen"euh sis/, n. 1. genesis of the psyche. 2. Psychol. the origin of physical or psychological ...
psychogenetic
See psychogenesis. * * *
psychogenetically
See psychogenetic. * * *
psychogenic
/suy'keuh jen"ik/, adj. Psychol. having origin in the mind or in a mental condition or process: a psychogenic disorder. [1900-05; PSYCHO- + -GENIC] * * *
psychogenically
See psychogenic. * * *
psychogeriatrics
—psychogeriatric, adj. /suy'koh jear'ee a"triks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the psychology of old age. [1965-70; PSYCHO- + GERIATRICS] * * *
psychograph
—psychographic /suy'keuh graf"ik/, adj. —psychographically, adv. /suy"keuh graf', -grahf'/, n. 1. Psychol. a graph indicating the relative strength of the personality traits ...
psychographer
/suy kog"reuh feuhr/, n. a person who writes a psychograph; a psychological or psychographic biographer. [1850-55; PSYCHOGRAPH + -ER1] * * *
psychographic
psychographic [sī΄kō graf′ik] adj. 1. of or pertaining to a psychograph 2. of or pertaining to psychographics * * * See psychograph. * * *
psychographics
/suy'keuh graf"iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the use of demographics to determine the attitudes and tastes of a particular segment of a population, as in marketing ...
psychohistorian
See psychohistory. * * *
psychohistorical
See psychohistorian. * * *
psychohistory
—psychohistorian /suy'koh hi stawr"ee euhn, -stohr"-/, n. —psychohistoric /suy'koh hi stawr"ik, -stor"-/, adj. /suy'koh his"teuh ree, -his"tree/, n. history or the writing of ...
psychoimmunologist
See psychoimmunology. * * *
psychoimmunology
psy·cho·im·mu·nol·o·gy (sī'kō-ĭm'yə-nŏlʹə-jē) n. The branch of medicine that studies the effects of psychological and social factors on the functioning of the ...
psychokinesis
—psychokinetic /suy'koh ki net"ik, -kuy-/, adj. /suy'koh ki nee"sis, -kuy-/, n. the purported ability to move or deform inanimate objects, as metal spoons, through mental ...
psychokinetic
See psychokinesis. * * *
psychokinetically
See psychokinetic. * * *
psychol
psychol abbrev. 1. psychological 2. psychology * * *
psychol.
1. psychological. 2. psychologist. 3. psychology. * * *
psycholinguist
See psycholinguistics. * * *
psycholinguistic
See psycholinguist. * * *
psycholinguistics
—psycholinguist, n. —psycholinguistic, adj. /suy'koh ling gwis"tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the study of the relationship between language and the cognitive or behavioral ...
psychological
—psychologically, adv. /suy'keuh loj"i keuhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to psychology. 2. pertaining to the mind or to mental phenomena as the subject matter of psychology. 3. ...
psychological development
Development of cognitive, emotional, intellectual, and social capabilities and functioning over the course of one's life. It is the subject matter of the discipline of ...
psychological moment
the proper or critical time for achieving a desired result: She found the right psychological moment to make her request. [1870-75] * * *
psychological novel
a novel that focuses on the complex mental and emotional lives of its characters and explores the various levels of mental activity. [1850-55] * * *  work of fiction in which ...
psychological testing
Use of tests to measure skill, knowledge, intelligence, capacities, or aptitudes and to make predictions about performance. Best known is the IQ test; other tests include ...
psychological warfare
the use of propaganda, threats, and other psychological techniques to mislead, intimidate, demoralize, or otherwise influence the thinking or behavior of an opponent. [1935-40] * ...
psychologically
See psychological. * * *
psychologicalmoment
psychological moment n. The time at which the mental state of a person is most likely to produce a desired response. * * *
psychologism
/suy kol"euh jiz'euhm/, n. (often used pejoratively) 1. emphasis upon psychological factors in the development of a theory, as in history or philosophy. 2. a term or concept of ...
psychologist
/suy kol"euh jist/, n. 1. a specialist in psychology. 2. Philos. an adherent to or advocate of psychologism. adj. 3. Also, psychologistic. of or pertaining to ...
psychologize
—psychologizer, n. /suy kol"euh juyz'/, v.i., psychologized, psychologizing. to make psychological investigations or speculations, esp. those that are naive or ...
psychologizer
See psychologize. * * *
psychology
/suy kol"euh jee/, n., pl. psychologies. 1. the science of the mind or of mental states and processes. 2. the science of human and animal behavior. 3. the sum or characteristics ...
psychomancy
/suy"koh man'see/, n. occult communication between souls or with spirits. [1645-55; PSYCHO- + -MANCY] * * *
psychometric
See psychometrics. * * *
psychometrical
See psychometric. * * *
psychometrically
See psychometric. * * *
psychometrician
See psychometric. * * *
psychometrics
/suy'keuh me"triks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Psychol. the measurement of mental traits, abilities, and processes. Also, psychometry. [1850-55; PSYCHO- + -METRICS] * * ...
psychometrist
See psychometric. * * *
psychometry
—psychometric, psychometrical, adj. —psychometrician /suy kom'i trish"euhn/, psychometrist, n. /suy kom"i tree/, n. 1. Psychol. psychometrics. 2. the alleged art or faculty ...
psychomimetic
/suy'koh mi met"ik, -muy-/, adj. psychotomimetic. [1965-70; PSYCHO- + MIMETIC] * * *
psychomotor
/suy'koh moh"teuhr/, adj. of or pertaining to a response involving both motor and psychological components. [1875-80; PSYCHO- + MOTOR] * * *
psychomotor agitation
agitation (def. 3). * * *
psychomotor epilepsy.
See temporal-lobe epilepsy. [1935-40] * * *
psychomotor learning
Introduction       development of organized patterns of muscular activities guided by signals from the environment. Behavioral examples include driving a car and eye-hand ...
psychomotor retardation
a generalized slowing of psychological and physical activity, frequently occurring as a symptom of severe depression. * * *
psychoneuroimmunology
psychoneuroimmunology [sī΄kō no͞o΄rō im΄myo͞o näl′ə jē, sī΄kōnyo͞o΄rō im΄myo͞o näl′ə jē] n. the study of how emotional and other psychological responses ...
psychoneurosis
/suy'koh noo roh"sis, -nyoo-/, n., pl. psychoneuroses /-seez/. neurosis (def. 1). [1880-85; PSYCHO- + NEUROSIS] * * * ▪ psychology Introduction also called  neurosis, ...
psychoneurotic
/suy'koh noo rot"ik, -nyoo-/, adj., n. neurotic1. [1900-05; PSYCHO- + NEUROTIC] * * *
psychopath
/suy"keuh path'/, n. a psychopathic person. [1880-85; PSYCHO- + -PATH] * * *
psychopathic
/suy'keuh path"ik/, adj. of, pertaining to, or affected with psychopathy. [1840-50; PSYCHOPATH(Y) + -IC] * * *
psychopathic personality
psychopathic personality n. 1. a person whose behavior is largely amoral and asocial and who is characterized by irresponsibility, lack of remorse or shame, perverse or impulsive ...
psychopathically
See psychopathic. * * *
psychopathologic
See psychopathology. * * *
psychopathological
See psychopathologic. * * *
psychopathologist
See psychopathologic. * * *
psychopathology
—psychopathological /suy'koh path'euh loj"i keuhl/, psychopathologic, adj. —psychopathologist, n. /suy'koh peuh thol"euh jee/, n. 1. the science or study of mental ...
psychopathy
/suy kop"euh thee/, n., pl. psychopathies. Psychiatry. 1. a mental disorder in which an individual manifests amoral and antisocial behavior, lack of ability to love or establish ...
psychopharmacologic
See psychopharmacology. * * *
psychopharmacological
See psychopharmacologic. * * *
psychopharmacologist
See psychopharmacologic. * * *
psychopharmacology
—psychopharmacologic /suy'koh fahr'meuh keuh loj"ik/, psychopharmacological, adj. —psychopharmacologically, adv. —psychopharmacologist, n. /suy'koh fahr'meuh kol"euh jee/, ...
psychopharmacotherapy
/suy'koh fahr'meuh koh ther"euh pee/, n. the use of psychoactive drugs in the symptomatic treatment or control of mental disorders or psychiatric disease. [PSYCHO- + PHARMACO- + ...
psychophysical
See psychophysics. * * *
psychophysical parallelism
Philos. the view that mental and bodily events occur in parallel series without causal interaction. Cf. occasionalism. [1890-95] * * *       in the philosophy of mind, a ...
psychophysically
See psychophysical. * * *
psychophysicist
See psychophysical. * * *
psychophysics
—psychophysical /suy'koh fiz"i keuhl/, psychophysic, adj. —psychophysically, adv. —psychophysicist /suy'koh fiz"euh sist/, n. /suy'koh fiz"iks/, n. (used with a sing. ...
psychophysiologic
See psychophysiology. * * *
psychophysiologic disorder
any of a group of disorders, as tension headache, characterized by physical symptoms that are partly induced by emotional factors. [1975-80] * * *
psychophysiological
—psychophysiologically, adv. /suy'koh fiz'ee euh loj"i keuhl/, adj. of or pertaining to psychophysiology. Also, psychophysiologic. [1830-40; PSYCHOPHYSIOLOG(Y) + -ICAL] * * *
psychophysiologist
See psychophysiologic. * * *
psychophysiology
—psychophysiologist, n. /suy'koh fiz'ee ol"euh jee/, n. the branch of physiology that deals with the interrelation of mental and physical phenomena. [1830-40; PSYCHO- + ...
psychopomp
/suy"koh pomp'/, n. a person who conducts spirits or souls to the other world, as Hermes or Charon. [1860-65; < Gk psychopompós conductor of souls. See PSYCHO-, POMP] * * *
psychoprophylaxis
—psychoprophylactic /suy'koh proh'feuh lak"tik, -prof'euh-/, adj. /suy'koh proh'feuh lak"sis, -prof'euh-/, n. See Lamaze method. [1955-60; PSYCHO- + PROPHYLAXIS] * * *
psychosexual
—psychosexuality, n. —psychosexually, adv. /suy'koh sek"shooh euhl/ or, esp. Brit., /-seks"yooh-/, adj. of or pertaining to the relationship of psychological and sexual ...
psychosexuality
See psychosexual. * * *
psychosexually
See psychosexuality. * * *
psychosis
/suy koh"sis/, n., pl. psychoses /-seez/. 1. a mental disorder characterized by symptoms, such as delusions or hallucinations, that indicate impaired contact with reality. 2. any ...
psychosocial
—psychosocially, adv. /suy'koh soh"sheuhl/, adj. of or pertaining to the interaction between social and psychological factors. [1895-1900; PSYCHO- + SOCIAL] * * *
psychosocially
See psychosocial. * * *
psychosociology
—psychosociological /suy'koh soh'see euh loj"i keuhl, -soh'shee-/, adj. —psychosociologist, n. /suy'koh soh'see ol"euh jee, -soh'shee-/, n. the study of subjects, issues, and ...
psychosomatic
—psychosomatically, adv. /suy'koh seuh mat"ik, -soh-/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a physical disorder that is caused by or notably influenced by emotional factors. 2. ...
psychosomatic disorder
Bodily ailment or symptom, caused by mental or emotional disturbance, in which psychological stresses adversely affect physiological (somatic) functioning to the point of ...
psychosomatically
See psychosomatic. * * *
psychosurgeon
See psychosurgery. * * *
psychosurgery
—psychosurgeon /suy'koh serr"jeuhn/, n. —psychosurgical /suy'koh serr"ji keuhl/, adj. /suy'koh serr"jeuh ree/, n. treatment of mental disorders by means of brain surgery. Cf. ...
psychosurgical
See psychosurgeon. * * *
psychosynthesis
/suy'koh sin"theuh sis/, n. a theoretical effort to reconcile components of the unconscious, including dreams, with the rest of the personality. [1915-20; PSYCHO- + SYNTHESIS] * ...
psychotechnical
See psychotechnics. * * *
psychotechnician
See psychotechnical. * * *
psychotechnics
/suy'koh tek"niks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the use of psychological techniques for controlling and modifying human behavior, esp. for practical ends. Cf. ...
psychotechnology
—psychotechnological /suy'koh tek'neuh loj"i keuhl/, adj. —psychotechnologist, n. /suy'koh tek nol"euh jee/, n. the body of knowledge, theories, and techniques developed for ...
psychotherapeutic
See psychotherapy. * * *
psychotherapeutically
See psychotherapeutic. * * *
psychotherapeutics
—psychotherapeutic, adj. —psychotherapeutically, adv. —psychotherapeutist, n. /suy'koh ther'euh pyooh"tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) psychotherapy. [1870-75; PSYCHO- + ...
psychotherapist
psy·cho·ther·a·pist (sī'kō-thĕrʹə-pĭst) n. An individual, such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, psychiatric nurse, or psychiatric social worker, who practices ...
psychotherapy
—psychotherapist, n. /suy'koh ther"euh pee/, n., pl. psychotherapies. the treatment of psychological disorders or maladjustments by a professional technique, as psychoanalysis, ...
psychotic
—psychotically, adv. /suy kot"ik/, adj. 1. characterized by or afflicted with psychosis. n. 2. a person afflicted with psychosis. [1885-85; PSYCH(OSIS) + -OTIC] * * *
psychotically
See psychotic. * * *
psychotogen
—psychotogenic, adj. /suy kot"euh jeuhn, -jen'/, n. a substance that causes a psychotic reaction. [1955-60; PSYCHOT(IC) + -O- + -GEN] * * *
psychotomimetic
/suy kot'oh meuh met"ik, -muy-/, adj. (of a substance or drug) tending to produce symptoms like those of a psychosis; hallucinatory. Also, psychomimetic. [1955-60; PSYCHOT(IC) + ...
psychotomimetically
See psychotomimetic. * * *
psychotoxic
—psychotoxicity /suy'koh tok sis"i tee/, n. /suy'koh tok"sik/, adj. Pharm. toxic or harmful to the mind or personality. [1960-65; PSYCHO- + TOXIC] * * *
psychotronic
/suy'keuh tron"ik/, adj. of or pertaining to a genre of usu. low-budget movies that includes horror, fantasy, science-fiction, and underground films. [1985-90; appar. PSYCHO- + ...
psychotropic
/suy'koh troh"pik/, adj. 1. affecting mental activity, behavior, or perception, as a mood-altering drug. n. 2. a psychotropic drug, as a tranquilizer, sedative, or ...
psychro-
a combining form meaning "cold," used in the formation of compound words: psychrometer. [comb. form repr. Gk psychrós cold; akin to psýchein to blow (see PSYKTER)] * * *
psychrometer
—psychrometric /suy'kreuh me"trik/, psychrometrical, adj. /suy krom"i teuhr/, n. an instrument for determining atmospheric humidity by the reading of two thermometers, the bulb ...
psychrometric chart
a chart for calculating values of relative humidity, absolute humidity, and dew point from psychrometer readings. * * *
psychrometry
/suy krom"i tree/, n. 1. the employment of the psychrometer. 2. the science of measuring the water-vapor content of the air. [1860-65; PSYCHRO- + -METRY] * * *
psychrophile
See psychrophilic. * * *
psychrophilic
psychrophilic [sī΄krō fil′ik] adj. 〚 PSYCHRO- + -PHIL(E) + -IC〛 Biol. growing best at low temperatures psychrophile [sī΄krōfīl΄] n. * * * psy·chro·phil·ic ...
psykter
/sik"teuhr/, n., pl. psykters. Gk. and Rom. Antiq. a wine jar with an ovoid body tapering at the neck, set on a high foot: used for cooling wine. Also, psycter. [1840-50; < Gk ...
psylla
/sil"euh/, n. See jumping plant louse. Also, psyllid /sil"id/. [ < NL (1811) Psylla genus name < Gk psýlla flea] * * *
psyllid yellows
(used with a sing. or pl. v.) Plant Pathol. a viral disease transmitted by the potato psyllid, causing the young leaves of potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers to curl and ...
psyllium
/sil"ee euhm/, n. 1. fleawort. 2. Also called psyllium seed. the seeds of this plant, used as a laxative. [1595-1605; < NL < Gk psýllion, psyllíon, deriv. of psýlla flea] * * *
psywar
/suy"wawr'/, Informal. n. 1. See psychological warfare. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of psychological warfare: to wage a psywar campaign against the ...
Pszczyna
▪ Poland       city, Śląskie województwo (province), southern Poland, situated on the Pszczynka River, a tributary of the Vistula River. A cultural and historic site, ...


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