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alalia

[uh-ley-lee-uh, uh-leyl-yuh] /əˈleɪ li ə, əˈleɪl yə/
noun, Pathology
1.
an inability to speak.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; a-6 + Greek lalia talk, chatter, equivalent to lal(leîn) to talk, chatter + -ia -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for alalia

alalia

/æˈleɪlɪə/
noun
1.
a complete inability to speak; mutism
Word Origin
a-1 + -lalia
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alalia in Medicine

alalia a·la·li·a (ə-lā'lē-ə)
n.
Impairment or loss of the ability to talk.

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