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speech pathology

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. Unabridged
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  • They had careers, his in dentistry and hers in speech pathology.
speech pathology in Medicine

speech pathology n.
The science concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of functional and organic speech defects and disorders.

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speech disorder

any of the disorders that impair human speech.

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