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dysarthria

[dis-ahr-three-uh] /dɪsˈɑr θri ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
any of certain disorders of articulation, as stammering or stuttering, caused by a nerve defect.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to dys- dys- + Greek árthr(on) joint + -ia -ia
Related forms
dysarthric, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dysarthria

dysarthria

/dɪsˈɑːθrɪə/
noun
1.
imperfect articulation of speech caused by damage to the nervous system
Word Origin
from dys- + arthria from Greek arthron articulation
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dysarthria in Medicine

dysarthria dys·ar·thri·a (dĭs-är'thrē-ə)
n.
Difficulty in articulating words due to emotional stress or to paralysis, incoordination, or spasticity of the muscles used in speaking.


dys·ar'thric adj.
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