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aphemia

[ uh-fee-mee-uh ]
/ əˈfi mi ə /
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noun Medicine/Medical.

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

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Origin of aphemia

1860–65; <Greek a-a-6 + phḗm(ē) speech + -ia-ia
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  • 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.

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Medical definitions for aphemia

aphemia
[ ə-fēmē-ə ]

n.

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