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dysphasia

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noun dys·pha·sia \dis-ˈfā-zh(ē-)ə\

Definition of dysphasia

  1. :  loss of or deficiency in the power to use or understand language as a result of injury to or disease of the brain

dysphasic

play \-ˈfā-zik\ noun or adjective


Origin and Etymology of dysphasia

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1883


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dysphasia

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noun dys·pha·sia \dis-ˈfā-zh(ē-)ə\

Medical Definition of dysphasia

  1. :  loss of or deficiency in the power to use or understand language as a result of injury to or disease of the brain—compare dysarthria




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