aphasia

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noun apha·sia \ə-ˈfā-zh(ē-)ə\

Definition of aphasia

  1. :  loss or impairment of the power to use or comprehend words usually resulting from brain damage

aphasic

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Origin and Etymology of aphasia

New Latin, from Greek, from a- + -phasia


First Known Use: 1864


Medical Dictionary

aphasia

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noun apha·sia \ə-ˈfā-zh(ē-)ə\

Medical Definition of aphasia

  1. :  loss or impairment of the power to use or comprehend words usually resulting from brain damage—see motor aphasia; compare amusia, anarthria



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