Definition of Alalia

1. Noun. Paralysis of the vocal cords resulting in an inability to speak.

Generic synonyms: Palsy, Paralysis



Definition of Alalia

1. n. Inability to utter articulate sounds, due either to paralysis of the larynx or to that form of aphasia, called motor, or ataxis, aphasia, due to loss of control of the muscles of speech.

Definition of Alalia

1. Noun. (medicine) The loss of the ability to speak, especially due to paralysis of the vocal cords ¹

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Definition of Alalia

1. loss of speech [n -S]

Medical Definition of Alalia

1. Loss of the power of speech due to an impairment of the articulatory apparatus (voice box). (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alalia

alacranite
alacrious
alacriously
alacriousness
alacrities
alacritous
alacrity
alactic oxygen debt
alae
alae lingulae cerebelli
alagebrium
alaiment
alaiments
alakazam
alalia (current term)
alalias
alalic
alalonga
alalongas
alameda
alamedas
alamethicin
alamethicin synthetase
alamethicins
alamodality
alamode
alamodeness
alamodes
alamort

Literary usage of Alalia

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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1874)
"alalia by hebetude. 2. alalia by verbal amnesia. 3. alalia by interruption of voluntary transmission. 4. alalia by default of co-ordination in the motor ..."

2. The History of the Progress and Termination of the Roman Republic by Adam Ferguson (1839)
"... continued his march by Macedonia and the Hellespont into Ask. In passing through (ยกalalia, ... alalia ..."

3. A History Of Greece: From the Earliest Period to the Close Of the Generation by George Grote (1869)
"Twenty years before, however, the colony of alalia in the island of Corsica had been founded from ..."

4. The Chicago Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease (1874)
"alalia by hebetude. 2. alalia by verbal amnesia. 3. alalia by interruption of voluntary transmission. 4. alalia by default of co-ordination in thu motor ..."

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