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a combining form used in the names of speech disorders, as specified by the initial element:
Also, -phasy.
Origin of -phasia
< Greek, combining form akin to phánai to speak Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for -phasia


combining form
indicating speech disorder of a specified kind: aphasia
Derived Forms
-phasic, combining_form:in_adjective, combining_form:in_noun:countable
Word Origin
from Greek, from phanai to speak
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-phasia in Medicine

-phasia suff.
A speech disorder of a specified kind: dysphasia.

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