anarthria

[ an-ahr-three-uh ]
/ ænˈɑr θri ə /

noun Pathology.

loss of articulate speech.

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Origin of anarthria

1880–85; < New Latin, perhaps via German; see an-1, arthr-, -ia

OTHER WORDS FROM anarthria

an·ar·thric [an-ahr-thrik] /ænˈɑr θrɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anarthria

anarthria
/ (ænˈɑːθrɪə) /

noun

pathol loss of the ability to speak coherently

Word Origin for anarthria

C19: New Latin, from Greek anarthros lacking vigour, from an- + arthros joint
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Medical definitions for anarthria

anarthria
[ ăn-ärthrē-ə ]

n.

Loss of the motor ability that enables speech.
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