dissimilation

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

Definition of dissimilation

: 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

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

medical Definition of dissimilation

dissimilate

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

dissimilative

play \-ˌlāt-iv\ adjective

dissimilatory

play \-lə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr-\ adjective

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