alalia

alalia

[uh-ley-lee-uh, uh-leyl-yuh]
noun Pathology.
an inability to speak.

Origin:
1875–80; a-6 + Greek lalia talk, chatter, equivalent to lal(leîn) to talk, chatter + -ia -y3

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alalia (æˈleɪlɪə)
 
n
a complete inability to speak; mutism
 
[a-1 + -lalia]

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

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