schizophrenic etymology

English word schizophrenic comes from English -ic, English schizophrenia

Detailed word origin of schizophrenic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
schizophrenia English (eng) (informal, figurative) Any condition in which disparate or mutually exclusive activities coexist.. (pathology) A psychiatric diagnosis denoting a persistent, often chronic, mental illness characterised by abnormal perception, thinking, behavior and emotion, often marked by delusions.
schizophrenic English (eng) A person suffering from schizophrenia. (colloquial) Behaving as if one has more than one personality; wildly changeable.. (of a person) Afflicted with schizophrenia; having difficulty with perception of reality.. Of or pertaining to schizophrenia.

Words with the same origin as schizophrenic

Descendants of -ic
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