betacism

[ bātə-sĭz′əm, bē- ]

n.

A defect in speech in which the sound of b is given to other consonants.

Nearby words

  1. beta-oxidation,
  2. beta-receptor,
  3. beta-test,
  4. betacam,
  5. betacarotene,
  6. betacyanin,
  7. betadine,
  8. betagalactosidase,
  9. betaine,
  10. betaine hydrochloride


The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.