[ dis-fey-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]

  1. inability to speak or understand words because of a brain lesion.

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Origin of dysphasia

First recorded in 1875–80; dys- + (a)phasia

Other words from dysphasia

  • dys·pha·sic [dis-fey-zik, -sik], /dɪsˈfeɪ zɪk, -sɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for dysphasia


/ (dɪsˈfeɪzɪə) /

  1. a disorder of language caused by a brain lesion

Origin of dysphasia

see dys- + -phasia

Derived forms of dysphasia

  • dysphasic, adjective, noun

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