mutism


mut·ism

noun \ˈmyü-ˌti-zəm\

Definition of MUTISM

:  the condition of being mute

Origin of MUTISM

French mutisme, from Latin mutus mute
First Known Use: 1824

mut·ism

noun \ˈmyüt-ˌiz-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MUTISM

: the condition of being mute whether from physical, functional, or psychological cause

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