[dis-ley-lee-uh, -lal-ee-uh]

noun Pathology.

an inability to speak due to a defect of the organs of speech.

Origin of dyslalia

From New Latin, dating back to 1850–55; see origin at dys-, -lalia
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defective speech characteristic of those affected by aphasia
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dyslalia in Medicine


[dĭs-lālē-ə, -lălē-ə]


An articulation disorder resulting from impaired hearing or structural abnormalities of the articulatory organs.
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