Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of APHASIA

Pronunciation:  u'feyzhu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion

APHASIA is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: acoustic aphasia, alexia, amnesic aphasia, amnestic aphasia, anomia, anomic aphasia, associative aphasia, ataxic aphasia, auditory aphasia, brain disease, brain disorder, Broca's aphasia, conduction aphasia, encephalopathy, expressive aphasia, fluent aphasia, global aphasia, impressive aphasia, motor aphasia, nominal aphasia, nonfluent aphasia, receptive aphasia, sensory aphasia, total aphasia, transcortical aphasia, visual aphasia, Wernicke's aphasia, word blindness, word deafness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*pha"si*a\, Aphasy \Aph"a*sy\, n. [NL. aphasia, Gr. ?,
fr. ? not spoken; 'a priv. + ? to speak: cf. F. aphasie.]
Loss of the power of speech, or of the appropriate use of
words, the vocal organs remaining intact, and the
intelligence being preserved. It is dependent on injury or
disease of the brain.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: total or partial loss of ability to use or understand language; usually caused by stroke, brain disease, or injury.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: This is the inability to speak or write.
 Definition: a language disorder resulting from brain damage.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: anaudia, aphonia, aphrasia, deaf-muteness, dumbness, dysarthria, dysphasia, echolalia, hysterical aphonia, imperfect speech, inarticulateness, incoherence, jargon aphasia, loss of speech, motor aphasia, muteness, mutism, paranomia, paraphasia, psychophonasthenia, speech defect, speechlessness, tonguelessness, verbigeration, voicelessness, wordlessness