[ey-gram-uh-tiz-uh m, uh-gram-]
- 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.
Origin of agrammatism
Also called a·gram·ma·pha·sia [ey-gram-uh-fey-zhuh, -zee-uh, uh-gram-] /eɪˌgræm əˈfeɪ ʒə, -zi ə, əˈgræm-/, ag·ram·mat·i·ca [ag-ruh-mat-i-ka] /ˌæg rəˈmæt ɪ kæ/, a·gram·ma·to·lo·gi·a [ey-gram-uh-tl-oh-jee-uh, uh-gram-] /eɪˌgræm ə tlˈoʊ dʒi ə, əˌgræm-/.
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Examples from the Web for agrammatism
Agrammatism in child-language always appears in company with acataphasia, often also in insane persons.The Mind of the Child, Part II
- A form of aphasia characterized by the inability to produce a grammatical or intelligible sentence.
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