Definition of poriomania in US English:

poriomania

noun

Psychology
  • Impulsive, aimless wandering, especially as a manifestation of epilepsy and accompanied by retrograde amnesia; an instance of this.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Abraham Arden Brill (b. 1874). From German Poriomanie from ancient Greek πορεία journey (from πορεύειν to carry, convey, (middle and passive) to go + -ία) + German -o- + -manie.

Pronunciation

poriomania

/ˌpɒrɪə(ʊ)ˈmeɪnɪə/