a combining form used in the formation of nouns denoting abnormal or disordered forms of speech, as specified by the initial element: echolalia; glossolalia.

Origin of -lalia

< New Latin < Greek laliá talking, chatter, equivalent to lal(eîn) to chatter, babble + -ia -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for -lalia


combining form

indicating a speech defect or abnormalitycoprolalia; echolalia

Word Origin for -lalia

New Latin, from Greek lalia chatter, from lalein to babble
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