Pronunciation: (pi-blok'tō), [key]
—pl. -tos. Psychol.
a culture-specific syndrome occurring among traditional Eskimo women, characterized by an outburst of cries or screams, the removal of clothing, and seeming possession by a bird or animal spirit. Also,pi•block'to.
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