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

Words nearby -phasia

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 of -phasia

-phasic, adj combining form, n combining form

Word Origin for -phasia

from Greek, from phanai to speak
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Medical definitions for -phasia



A speech disorder of a specified kind:dysphasia.
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