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aglossia

[uh-glaw-see-uh, ey-glaw-, uh-glos-ee-uh, ey-glos-] /əˈglɔ si ə, eɪˈglɔ-, əˈglɒs i ə, eɪˈglɒs-/
noun
1.
Pathology. absence of the tongue, especially when congenital.
2.
inability to speak.
Origin of aglossia
< Greek: want of eloquence, equivalent to a- a-6 + glôss(a) tongue + -ia -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for aglossia

aglossia

/əˈɡlɒsɪə/
noun
1.
(pathol) congenital absence of the tongue
Derived Forms
aglossal, adjective
aglossate, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from a-1 + glossa + -ia
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