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aglossia

[ uh-glaw-see-uh, ey-glaw-, uh-glos-ee-uh, ey-glos- ]
/ əˈglɔ si ə, eɪˈglɔ-, əˈglɒs i ə, eɪˈglɒs- /
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noun

Pathology. absence of the tongue, especially when congenital.
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
/ (əˈɡlɒsɪə) /

noun

pathol congenital absence of the tongue

Derived forms of aglossia

aglossal, adjectiveaglossate, adjective

Word Origin for aglossia

C19: from a- 1 + glossa + -ia
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