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echolalia

  

      n     (Psychiatry)   the tendency to repeat mechanically words just spoken by another person: can occur in cases of brain damage, mental retardation, and schizophrenia  
     (C19: from New Latin, from echo + Greek lalia talk, chatter, from lalein to chatter)  
  echolalic      adj  
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