paraphasia

noun
par·​a·​pha·​sia | \ -ˈfā-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce paraphasia (audio) \

Medical Definition of paraphasia

: aphasia in which the patient uses wrong words or uses words or sounds in senseless combinations

called also paragrammatism

Other Words from paraphasia

paraphasic \ -​ˈfā-​zik How to pronounce paraphasic (audio) \ adjective

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“Paraphasia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/paraphasia. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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