[ uh-fee-mee-uh ]
/ əˈfi mi ə /

noun Medicine/Medical.

a type of aphasia characterized by the inability to express ideas in spoken words.

Origin of aphemia

1860–65; < Greek a- a-6 + phḗm(ē) speech + -ia -ia
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Examples from the Web for aphemia

  • Now, he knows he can talk because we all know he can, but no one knows it at present because he can't—and that's aphemia.

    Wings of the Wind|Credo Harris

Medicine definitions for aphemia

[ ə-fēmē-ə ]


A form of motor aphasia in which the ability to express ideas verbally is lost.
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