Share this entry

carphology Line breaks: car|phol¦ogy
Pronunciation: /kɑːˈfɒlədʒi/

Definition of carphology in English:

noun

[mass noun] rare
Plucking at the bedclothes by a delirious patient.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Greek karphologia, from karphos 'straw' + legein 'collect'.

Definition of carphology in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources