The inability to speak or understand phrases.
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Inability to speak, from any cause. [G. a- priv. + phrasis, speaking]

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aphra·sia ə-'frā-zh(ē-)ə, a- n
1) an inability to utter words in intelligible order
2) pathological refusal to speak
aphra·sic -zik adj

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aphra·sia (ə-fraґzhə) [a-1 + Gr. phrasis utterance] inability to speak or to understand phrases. See also aphasia and mute.

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