dysphemia

[dis-fee-mee-uh]

noun Psychology.

any impairment in the ability to speak.

Nearby words

  1. dysphagia,
  2. dysphagic,
  3. dysphagocytosis,
  4. dysphasia,
  5. dysphasic,
  6. dysphemism,
  7. dysphonia,
  8. dysphonic,
  9. dysphoria,
  10. dysphoric

Origin of dysphemia

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

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Medicine 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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