hysteroid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hystero- +‎ -oid

Adjective[edit]

hysteroid (not comparable)

  1. (psychiatry) Similar to hysteria
  2. (mycology) Having a uterine shape
    • 1971, George Henry Hepting, Diseases of Forest and Shade Trees[1], page 390:
      They curl into angular and hysteroid shapes, and may develop any time of year.

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Noun[edit]

hysteroid (plural hysteroids)

  1. (psychiatry) A person with a condition similar to hysteria
    • 1997, Cheryl Glickauf-Hughes & Marolyn Clark Wells, Object Relations Psychotherapy[2], ISBN 0765700697, page 169:
      Like Alex, hysteroids lead crisis-ridden lives reflecting poor social judgment (Meissner 1984).