aphemia

aphemia

[uh-fee-mee-uh]
noun Medicine/Medical.
a type of aphasia characterized by the inability to express ideas in spoken words.

Origin:
1860–65; < Greek a- a-6 + phḗm(ē) speech + -ia -ia

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aphemia a·phe·mi·a (ə-fē'mē-ə)
n.
A form of motor aphasia in which the ability to express ideas verbally is lost.

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