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[uh-fee-mee-uh] /əˈfi mi ə/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
a type of aphasia characterized by the inability to express ideas in spoken words.
Origin of aphemia
1860-65; < Greek a- a-6 + phḗm(ē) speech + -ia -ia Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Now, he knows he can talk because we all know he can, but no one knows it at present because he can't—and that's aphemia.

    Wings of the Wind Credo Harris
aphemia in Medicine

aphemia a·phe·mi·a (ə-fē'mē-ə)
A form of motor aphasia in which the ability to express ideas verbally is lost.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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