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aphonia

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noun apho·nia \(ˌ)ā-ˈfō-nē-ə\

Definition of aphonia

  1. :  loss of voice and of all but whispered speech

aphonicplay play \-ˈfä-nik, -ˈfō-\ adjective


Origin of aphonia

New Latin, from Greek aphōnia, from aphōnos voiceless, from a- + phōnē sound — more at ban


First Known Use: 1654


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aphonia

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noun apho·nia \(ˈ)ā-ˈfō-nē-ə\

Medical Definition of aphonia

  1. :  loss of voice and of all but whispered speech

aphonic \-ˈfän-ik, -ˈfō-nik\play play adjective



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