[ dis-ahr-three-uh ]
/ dɪsˈɑr θri ə /
any of certain disorders of articulation, as stammering or stuttering, caused by a nerve defect.
Related formsdys·ar·thric, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dysarthria
/ (dɪsˈɑːθrɪə) /
imperfect articulation of speech caused by damage to the nervous system
Word Origin for dysarthria
from dys- + arthria from Greek arthron articulation
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Medicine definitions for dysarthria
[ dĭs-är′thrē-ə ]
Difficulty in articulating words due to emotional stress or to paralysis, incoordination, or spasticity of the muscles used in speaking.
Related formsdys•ar′thric adj.
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