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Meaning of CATAPLEXY

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cat"a*plex`y\, n. [Gr. ? amazement: cf. {Apoplexy}.]
(Med.)
A morbid condition caused by an overwhelming shock or extreme
fear and marked by rigidity of the muscles. --
{Cat`a*plec"tic}, a.

 

 

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