deaf-mutism is due to a defect; but the nature of the defect is different in different cases.
The same may be said of feigned insanity, aphonia, deaf-mutism, and loss of memory.
Moreover, Meckel has found that deaf-mutism is more frequently met with in flour-mills than elsewhere.
deaf-mutism is so varied that frequently two unrelated deaf mutes may have hearing children.
Even if the patient recovers, whether as the result of operation or not, deaf-mutism or mental deficiency frequently occurs.
In fact we are tempted to jump at the conclusion that consanguinity is in itself a cause of deaf-mutism.
My impression was that there were several cases of deaf-mutism in the village.
Occasionally the swelling is notable, and in the families affected we find, as usual, deaf-mutism.
A person who can neither hear nor speak. No longer in technical use. adj. (děf-myōōt')
Unable to speak or hear.