paraphasia

/ (ˌpærəˈfeɪzɪə) /

noun

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

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Word Origin for paraphasia

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

Other words from paraphasia

par′a•phasic (-fāzĭk) adj.
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