speech pathology

noun
the scientific study and treatment of defects, disorders, and malfunctions of speech and voice, as stuttering, lisping, or lalling, and of language disturbances, as aphasia or delayed language acquisition.
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speech pathology n.
The science concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of functional and organic speech defects and disorders.

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speech pathology

any of the disorders that impair human speech.

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