[ dis-fee-mee-uh ]
/ dɪsˈfi mi ə /

noun Psychology.

any impairment in the ability to speak.

Origin of dysphemia

1890–95; < New Latin < Greek dys- dys- + phḗm(ē) utterance + -ia -ia
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Medicine definitions for dysphemia

[ dĭs-fēmē-ə ]


A speech disorder characterized by stammering or stuttering and usually having an emotional or psychological basis.
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