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agrammatism

[ ey-gram-uh-tiz-uhm, uh-gram- ]
/ e瑟藞gr忙m 蓹藢t瑟z 蓹m, 蓹藞gr忙m- /
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noun Pathology.
a type of aphasia, usually caused by cerebral disease, characterized by an inability to construct a grammatical or intelligible sentence while retaining the ability to speak single words.
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Also called a路gram路ma路pha路sia [ey-gram-uh-fey-zhuh, -zee-uh, uh-gram-], /e瑟藢gr忙m 蓹藞fe瑟 蕭蓹, -zi 蓹, 蓹藞gr忙m-/, ag路ram路mat路i路ca [ag-ruh-mat-i-ka], /藢忙g r蓹藞m忙t 瑟 k忙/, a路gram路ma路to路lo路gi路a [ey-gram-uh-tl-oh-jee-uh, uh-gram-]. /e瑟藢gr忙m 蓹 tl藞o蕣 d蕭i 蓹, 蓹藢gr忙m-/.

Origin of agrammatism

1880鈥85; <Greek agr谩mmat(os) illiterate (a-a-6 + grammat- (stem of gr谩mma letter) + -os adj. suffix) + -ism

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