dissimilation


dis·sim·i·la·tion

noun \(ˌ)di-ˌsi-mə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of DISSIMILATION

:  the change or omission of one of two identical or closely related sounds in a word

First Known Use of DISSIMILATION

circa 1874

dis·sim·i·la·tion

noun \(ˌ)dis-ˌim-ə-ˈlā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DISSIMILATION

dis·sim·i·late \(ˈ)dis-ˈim-ə-ˌlāt\ transitive verb, dis·sim·i·lat·ed dis·sim·i·lat·ing
dis·sim·i·la·tive \-ˌlāt-iv\ adjective
dis·sim·i·la·to·ry \-lə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtr-\ adjective

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