paraphasia

noun

a defect of speech in which the normal flow of words is interrupted by inappropriate words and phrases

Word Origin for paraphasia

C20: from Greek para- 1 + -phasia, from phanai to speak

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Medicine definitions for paraphasia

paraphasia

[păr′ə-fāzhə]

n.

Aphasia in which one loses the power of speaking correctly, substitutes one word for another, and jumbles words and sentences in such a way as to make speech unintelligible.paragrammatism
Related formspar′a•phasic (-fāzĭk) adj.


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