dysarthria

noun

dys·​ar·​thria di-ˈsär-thrē-ə How to pronounce dysarthria (audio)
: difficulty in articulating words due to disease of the central nervous system

Examples of dysarthria in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Classical symptoms include symmetrical quadriplegia, dysarthria, dysphagia, confusion, and pseudobulbar palsy. Maryn McKenna, WIRED, 27 Jan. 2011

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from German Dysarthrie, from dys- dys- + Greek árthron "joint, articulation" + German -ie -ia entry 1 — more at arthro-

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dysarthria was in 1878

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Cite this Entry

“Dysarthria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dysarthria. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

dysarthria

noun
dys·​ar·​thria dis-ˈär-thrē-ə How to pronounce dysarthria (audio)
: difficulty in articulating words due to disease of the central nervous system compare dysphasia
dysarthric adjective

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