Epileptics



[ep-uh-lep-tik] /ˌɛp əˈlɛp tɪk/ Pathology

adjective
1.
pertaining to or symptomatic of .
noun
2.
a person affected by .
/ˌɛpɪˈlɛptɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or having epilepsy
noun
2.
a person who has epilepsy
adj.

c.1600, from French épileptique, from Late Latin epilepticus, from Greek epileptikos, from epilambanein (see epilepsy). Earlier adjective was epilentic (late 14c.), from a Greek variant. As a noun from 1650s.

epileptic ep·i·lep·tic (ěp’ə-lěp’tĭk)
n.
One who has epilepsy. adj.

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