noun Pathology.

any of certain disorders of articulation, as stammering or stuttering, caused by a nerve defect.

Nearby words

  1. dysadaptation,
  2. dysanagnosia,
  3. dysaphia,
  4. dysaptation,
  5. dysarteriotony,
  6. dysarthrosis,
  7. dysautonomia,
  8. dysbarism,
  9. dysbasia,
  10. dysbindin

Origin of dysarthria

1875–80; < New Latin, equivalent to dys- dys- + Greek árthr(on) joint + -ia -ia

Related formsdys·ar·thric, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for dysarthric



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 dysarthric




Difficulty in articulating words due to emotional stress or to paralysis, incoordination, or spasticity of the muscles used in speaking.
Related formsdys•arthric adj.

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