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aglossia

[uh-glaw-see-uh, ey-glaw-, uh-glos-ee-uh, ey-glos-]
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noun
  1. Pathology. absence of the tongue, especially when congenital.
  2. inability to speak.
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Origin of aglossia

< Greek: want of eloquence, equivalent to a- a-6 + glôss(a) tongue + -ia -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for aglossia

aglossia

noun
  1. pathol congenital absence of the tongue
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Derived Formsaglossal, adjectiveaglossate, adjective

Word Origin

C19: from a- 1 + glossa + -ia
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