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a defect of speech in which the normal flow of words is interrupted by inappropriate words and phrases
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C20: from Greek para-1 + -phasia, from phanai to speak
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paraphasia in Medicine

paraphasia par·a·pha·sia (pār'ə-fā'zhə) or par·a·phra·si·a (-frā'zē-ə, -zhə)
Aphasia in which one loses the power of speaking correctly, substitutes one word for another, and jumbles words and sentences in such a way as to make speech unintelligible. Also called paragrammatism.

par'a·pha'sic (-fā'zĭk) adj.
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