A morbid impulse to count. [G. arithmeo, to count, fr. arithmos, number, + mania, madness]

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arith·mo·ma·nia ə-.rith-mō-'mā-nē-ə, -nyə n a morbid compulsion to count objects

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arith·mo·ma·nia (ə-rith″mo-maґne-ə) [Gr. arithmos number + mania] compulsive counting, as paces when walking, steps in a staircase, etc., a common symptom in obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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