Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

dysphasia

play
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

dys·pha·sic play \-ˈfā-zik\ noun or adjective


Origin of dysphasia

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1883

Rhymes with dysphasia


Medical Dictionary

dysphasia

play
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




Learn More about dysphasia


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dysphasia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 6, 2016

an official order, decree, or edict

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

spindrift kittly-benders pince-nez duvet
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ