(Phre*at"ic) a. [F. phréatique, from Gr. a well.] (Geol.) Subterranean; applied to sources
(Phre*net"ic Phre*net"ic*al) a. [L. phreneticus, Gr. : cf. F. phrénétique. See Frantic, and cf.
Frenetic.] Relating to phrenitis; suffering from frenzy; delirious; mad; frantic; frenetic. Phre*net"ic*al*ly,
(Phre*net"ic), n. One who is phrenetic. Harvey.
(Phren"ic) a.[Gr. the midriff, or diaphragm, the heart, the mind: cf. F. phrénique.] (Anat.) Of or
pertaining to the diaphragm; diaphragmatic; as, the phrenic nerve.
(Phren"ics) n. That branch of science which relates to the mind; mental philosophy. [R.]
(Phre"nism) n. [See Phrenic.] (Biol.) See Vital force, under Vital.
(||Phre*ni"tis) n. [L., fr. Gr. fr. .]
1. (Med.) Inflammation of the brain, or of the meninges of the brain, attended with acute fever and
delirium; called also cephalitis.
2. See Frenzy.
(Phre"no*graph) n. [Gr. the migriff + -graph.] (Physiol.) An instrument for registering the
movements of the diaphragm, or midriff, in respiration.
(Phre*nol"o*ger) n. A phrenologist.
(Phren`o*log"ic) a. [Cf. F. phrénologique.] Phrenological.
(Phren`o*log"ic*al) a. Of or pertaining to phrenology. Phren`o*log"ic*al*ly, adv.
(Phre*nol"o*gist) n. [Cf. F. phrénologiste.] One versed in phrenology; a craniologist.
(Phre*nol"o*gy) n. [Gr. the mind + -logy: cf. F. phrénologie.]
1. The science of the special functions of the several parts of the brain, or of the supposed connection
between the various faculties of the mind and particular organs in the brain.
2. In popular usage, the physiological hypothesis of Gall, that the mental faculties, and traits of character,
are shown on the surface of the head or skull; craniology.
Gall marked out on his model of the head the places of twenty-six organs, as round inclosures with
vacant interspaces. Spurzheim and Combe divided the whole scalp into oblong and conterminous patches.
(Phre`no*mag"net*ism) n. [Gr. the mind + E. magnetism.] The power of exciting
the organs of the brain by magnetic or mesmeric influence.
(Phre"no*sin) n. [See Phrenic.] (Physiol. Chem.) A nitrogenous body, related to cerebrin,
supposed to exist in the brain.
(Phren"sied) p. p. & a. See Frenzied.