dysphasia

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

noun Pathology.

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

Nearby words

  1. dyspepsia,
  2. dyspeptic,
  3. dysphagia,
  4. dysphagic,
  5. dysphagocytosis,
  6. dysphasic,
  7. dysphemia,
  8. dysphemism,
  9. dysphonia,
  10. dysphonic

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 dysphasic

dysphasia

noun

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

Word Origin for dysphasia

see dys- + -phasia

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Medicine definitions for dysphasic

dysphasia

[dĭs-fāzhə]

n.

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

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