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

dysphasic

play \-ˈfā-zik\ noun or adjective

Origin and Etymology of dysphasia

New Latin


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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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