/ (ˌpærəˈfeɪzɪə) /
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
[ păr′ə-fā′zhə ]
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•pha′sic (-fā′zĭk) adj.
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