non-idiopathic synaesthesia
   Also known as acquired synaesthesia. The term non-idiopathic synaesthesia is indebted to the negative adverb non, and the Greek words idiopatheia (affliction of a local origin), sun (together, unified), and aisthanesthai (to notice, to perceive). It translates loosely as 'not-inborn *synaesthesia', or 'synaesthesia of a known origin'. An example of non-idiopathic synaesthe-sia is * epileptic synaesthesia. The term non-idiopathic synaesthesia is used in opposition to *idiopathic synaesthesia, which denotes a type of synaesthesia designated as inborn or developmental in origin.
   References
   Harrison, J. (2001). Synaesthesia. The strangest thing. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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