aphasia [ə fā′zhə, ə fā′zhē ə, ə fā′zē ə]
[ModL < Gr < aphatos, unuttered < a-, not + phatos < phanai, to say: see PHONO-]
total or partial loss of the power to use or understand words, usually caused by brain disease or injury
aphasic [ə fā′zik]
adj., n.
aphasiac [ə fā′zē ak΄]

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  • aphasia — /euh fay zheuh/, n. Pathol. the loss of a previously held ability to speak or understand spoken or written language, due to disease or injury of the brain. [1865 70; < Gk: speechlessness, equiv. to a A 6 + phat(ós) spoken (deriv. of phánai to… …   Universalium

  • aphasia — /afeyzh(iy)a/ Loss of the faculty or power of articulate speech. A condition in which the patient, while retaining intelligence and understanding and with the organs of speech unimpaired, is unable (in motor aphasia ) to utter articulate words,… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • aphasia — Synonyms and related words: anaudia, aphonia, aphrasia, deaf muteness, dumbness, dysarthria, dysphasia, echolalia, hysterical aphonia, imperfect speech, inarticulateness, incoherence, jargon aphasia, loss of speech, motor aphasia, muteness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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