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alalia


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alalia  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alalia 
  n  :  paralysis  of  the  vocal  cords  resulting  in  an  inability  to 
  speak 




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