Later, it turned out, that he was suffering from a rare form of epileptic episode called gelastic seizure, reports the New York Daily News. From Wordnik.com. [The Times of India] Reference
Man had been defined as a gelastic apteryx, but in view of the attitude of women towards the Plumage Bill the definition could hardly be allowed to fit the requirements of the spindle side of creation. From Wordnik.com. [Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 29, 1914] Reference
Bill, what they actually are, are something known at gelastic seizures. From Wordnik.com. [CNN Transcript Aug 20, 2004] Reference
Evan was born with a rare condition known as Hypothalmic Hamartoma, a benign brain tumour that causes gelastic (laughing) seizures. From Wordnik.com. [It’s not brain surgery, people. Oh, wait. Yes, it is. « A Bird’s Nest] Reference
Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition gives these synonyms for goofus: foolheaded, for grins, freaky, funny, and gelastic. From Wordnik.com. [MyLinkVault Newest Links] Reference
Words Containing One Basic Root canine cynic ` dog 'febrile pyretic ` fever' lingual glossal ` tongue 'peculiar idiotic ` one's own, private' popular demotic ` people 'position thesis ` place, put' rabies mania ` madness 'regal basilic ` king' risible gelastic ` laugh 'scientism gnosticism ` know' stellar astral ` star 'terrene chthonic ` earth' testis orchid ` testis '. From Wordnik.com. [VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VII No 3] Reference
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