speech pathology

noun
  1. the scientific study and treatment of defects, disorders, and malfunctions of speech and voice, as stuttering, lisping, or lalling, and of language disturbances, as aphasia or delayed language acquisition.
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speech pathology in Medicine

speech pathology

n.
  1. The science concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of functional and organic speech defects and disorders.speech-language pathology
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