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a combining form used in the formation of nouns denoting abnormal or disordered forms of speech, as specified by the initial element:
echolalia; glossolalia.
Origin of -lalia
< New Latin < Greek laliá talking, chatter, equivalent to lal(eîn) to chatter, babble + -ia -ia Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for -lalia


combining form
indicating a speech defect or abnormality: coprolalia, echolalia
Word Origin
New Latin, from Greek lalia chatter, from lalein to babble
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