Melancholia

melancholia

(Science: medicine) A kind of mental unsoundness characterised by extreme depression of spirits, ill-grounded fears, delusions, and brooding over one particular subject or train of ideas.

Origin: L. See Melancholy.

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Melancholia&oldid=22489"
First | Previous (Melanagogue) | Next (Melancholic) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.