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agrammatism

[ ey-gram-uh-tiz-uhm, uh-gram- ]

noun

, Pathology.
  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of agrammatism1

1880–85; < Greek agrámmat ( os ) illiterate ( a- a- 6 + grammat- (stem of grámma letter) + -os adj. suffix) + -ism

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Example Sentences

Agrammatism in child-language always appears in company with acataphasia, often also in insane persons.

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