a combining form used in the names of speech disorders, as specified by the initial element: aphasia.

Nearby words

  1. -phagia,
  2. -phagous,
  3. -phagy,
  4. -phane,
  5. -phany,
  6. -phemia,
  7. -phil,
  8. -phile,
  9. -philia,
  10. -philiac

Also -phasy.

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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