a combining form used in the names of speech disorders, as specified by the initial element: aphasia.
Origin of -phasia
< Greek, combining form akin to phánai to speak
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British Dictionary definitions for -phasia
n combining form
indicating speech disorder of a specified kindaphasia
Derived Forms-phasic, adj combining form, n combining form
Word Origin for -phasia
from Greek, from phanai to speak
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Medicine definitions for -phasia
A speech disorder of a specified kind:dysphasia.
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