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dysphemia

[ dis-fee-mee-uh ]
/ dɪsˈfi mi ə /
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noun Psychology.
any impairment in the ability to speak.
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Origin of dysphemia

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

dysphemia
[ dĭs-fēmē-ə ]

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