Definition for EP'I-LEP-SY

EP'I-LEP-SY, n. [Gr. επιληψια, from επιλαμβανω, to seize.]

The falling sickness, so called because the patient falls suddenly to the ground; a disease characterized by general muscular agitation, occasioned by clonic spasms, without sensation or consciousness, and commonly recurring at intervals. Good.

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