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dysphasia

[dis-fey-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /dɪsˈfeɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
inability to speak or understand words because of a brain lesion.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; dys- + (a)phasia
Related forms
dysphasic
[dis-fey-zik, -sik] /dɪsˈfeɪ zɪk, -sɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
Can be confused
dysphagia, dysphasia.
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British Dictionary definitions for dysphasic

dysphasia

/dɪsˈfeɪzɪə/
noun
1.
a disorder of language caused by a brain lesion
Derived Forms
dysphasic, adjective, noun
Word Origin
see dys- + -phasia
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dysphasic in Medicine

dysphasia dys·pha·sia (dĭs-fā'zhə, -zhē-ə)
n.
Impairment of speech and verbal comprehension, especially when associated with brain injury. Also called dysphrasia.

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