dysphasia

noun
dys·pha·sia | \dis-ˈfā-zh(ē-)ə \

Definition of dysphasia 

: loss of or deficiency in the power to use or understand language as a result of injury to or disease of the brain

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dysphasic \-ˈfā-zik \ noun or adjective

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Brayson had been diagnosed with fragile X syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, impulse control disorder and dysphasia, according to records obtained by IndyStar. Marisa Kwiatkowski, Indianapolis Star, "Burns, broken bones, 11 warnings: The tragic death of Brayson Price," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of dysphasia

circa 1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dysphasia

New Latin

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The first known use of dysphasia was circa 1883

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dysphasia

noun
dys·pha·sia | \dis-ˈfā-zh(ē-)ə \

Medical Definition of dysphasia 

: loss of or deficiency in the power to use or understand language as a result of injury to or disease of the brain — compare dysarthria

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