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[dis-fey-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
noun Pathology.
  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
Related formsdys·pha·sic [dis-fey-zik, -sik] /dɪsˈfeɪ zɪk, -sɪk/, adjective
Can be confuseddysphagia dysphasia
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British Dictionary definitions for dysphasia


  1. a disorder of language caused by a brain lesion
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Derived Formsdysphasic, adjective, noun

Word Origin for dysphasia

see dys- + -phasia
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dysphasia in Medicine


  1. Impairment of speech and verbal comprehension, especially when associated with brain injury.dysphrasia
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