Pronunciation: (ster'ē-u-tī"pē, stēr'-), [key]
1. the stereotype process.
2. Also called ster'eotyped behav'ior. Psychiatry.persistent mechanical repetition of speech or movement, sometimes occurring as a symptom of schizophrenia, autism, or other mental disorder.
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