Origin of anarthria

1880–85; < New Latin, perhaps via German; see an-1, arthr-, -ia
Related formsan·ar·thric [an-ahr-thrik] /ænˈɑr θrɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for anarthria


  1. 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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anarthria in Medicine


  1. Loss of the motor ability that enables speech.
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