heterophemy

noun
het·​ero·​phe·​my | \ ˈhet-ə-rə-ˌfē-mē How to pronounce heterophemy (audio) \
plural heterophemies

Medical Definition of heterophemy

: unconscious use of words other than those intended

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“Heterophemy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/heterophemy. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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