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agrammatism

[ey-gram-uh-tiz-uh m, uh-gram-] /eɪˈgræm əˌtɪz əm, əˈgræm-/
noun, Pathology
1.
a type of aphasia, usually caused by cerebral disease, characterized by an inability to construct a grammatical or intelligible sentence while retaining the ability to speak single words.
Also called agrammaphasia
[ey-gram-uh-fey-zhuh, -zee-uh, uh-gram-] /eɪˌgræm əˈfeɪ ʒə, -zi ə, əˈgræm-/ (Show IPA),
agrammatica
[ag-ruh-mat-i-ka] /ˌæg rəˈmæt ɪ kæ/ (Show IPA),
agrammatologia
[ey-gram-uh-tl-oh-jee-uh, uh-gram-] /eɪˌgræm ə tlˈoʊ dʒi ə, əˌgræm-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Greek agrámmat(os) illiterate (a- a-6 + grammat- (stem of grámma letter) + -os adj. suffix) + -ism
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agrammatica in Medicine

agrammatism a·gram·ma·tism (ā-grām'ə-tĭz'əm, ə-grām'-)
n.
A form of aphasia characterized by the inability to produce a grammatical or intelligible sentence.

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