a combining form used in the formation of nouns denoting abnormal or disordered forms of speech, as specified by the initial element: echolalia; glossolalia.

< Neo-Latin < Greek laliá talking, chatter, equivalent to lal(eîn) to chatter, babble + -ia -ia Unabridged
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combining form
indicating a speech defect or abnormality: coprolalia; echolalia
[New Latin, from Greek lalia chatter, from lalein to babble]

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