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paraphasia

Pronunciation: par'a-fa'ze-a

Definition: A form of aphasia in which a person has lost the ability to speak correctly, substituting one word for another and jumbling words and sentences unintelligibly.

Synonym(s): paragrammatism, paraphrasia, pseudoagrammatism

[para- + G. phasis, speech]

See Also: jargon

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