aphonia

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aphonia a·pho·ni·a (ā-fō'nē-ə)
n.
Loss of the voice resulting from disease, injury to the vocal cords, or psychological causes, such as hysteria.


a·phon'ic (ā-fŏn'ĭk, ā-fō'nĭk) adj.
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