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Meaning of ALALIA

Pronunciation:  u'leyleeu

WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: [n]  paralysis of the vocal cords resulting in an inability to speak
 
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 See Also: palsy, paralysis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*la"li*a\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? priv. + ? a talking; cf.
? speechless.] (Med.)
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.

 
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