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dysphasia

[ dis-fey-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ dɪsˈfeɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /
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noun Pathology.
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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH dysphasia

dysphagia, dysphasia
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British Dictionary definitions for dysphasia

dysphasia
/ (dɪsˈfeɪzɪə) /

noun
a disorder of language caused by a brain lesion

Derived forms of dysphasia

dysphasic, adjective, noun

Word Origin for dysphasia

see dys- + -phasia
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Medical definitions for dysphasia

dysphasia
[ dĭs-fāzhə ]

n.
Impairment of speech and verbal comprehension, especially when associated with brain injury.dysphrasia
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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