receptive aphasia

[ ri-sep-tivuh-fey-zhuh ]

  1. a language comprehension disorder, usually caused by a stroke or neurodegenerative disease, and characterized by impairment of language competence in understanding phonology, morphology, syntax, or semantics.

Origin of receptive aphasia

First recorded in 1890–95

Words Nearby receptive aphasia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023