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aphasia

Pronunciation: ă-fā′zē-ă

Definition: Impaired or absent comprehension or production of, or communication by, speech, reading, writing, or signs, caused by an acquired lesion of the dominant cerebral hemisphere.

Synonym(s): alogia1

[G. speechlessness, fr. a- priv. + phasis, speech]

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