Baxtermic is a grammatical form of a nonsense word that was used in a 4-part linguistic survey regarding the usage of word forms on the perception of disease. The terms 'baxtermia' and 'baxtermic' were presented to participants to learn how these terms were perceived in terms of being relatively permanent or being of a transient nature. The word "baxtermia" was compared to the word schizophrenia leading to its being perceived as a permanent condition while "baxtermic" was perceived as a short-term and curable illness.

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