- a private form of speech invented by one child or by children who are in close contact, as twins.
- a pathological condition characterized by speech so distorted as to be unintelligible.
Origin of idioglossia
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- a private language, as invented by a child or between two children, esp twins
- a pathological condition in which a person's speech is so severely distorted that it is unintelligible
Word Origin for idioglossia
C19: from Greek idios private, separate + glossa tongue
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