dissimilation

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noun dis·sim·i·la·tion \(ˌ)di-ˌsi-mə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of dissimilation

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

First Known Use of dissimilation

circa 1874


Medical Dictionary

dissimilation

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noun dis·sim·i·la·tion \(ˌ)dis-ˌim-ə-ˈlā-shən\

Medical Definition of dissimilation

dissimilate

\(ˈ)dis-ˈim-ə-ˌlāt\play transitive verb

dissimilated

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dissimilating

dissimilative

\-ˌlāt-iv\play adjective

dissimilatory

\-lə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr-\play adjective

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