an inability to speak.
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Origin of alalia
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The third frontal convolution and the island of Reil were small on both sides, corresponding to the alalia.The Mind of the Child, Part II|W. Preyer
a complete inability to speak; mutism
Word Origin for alalia
a- 1 + -lalia
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Impairment or loss of the ability to talk.
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