from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Loss of the motor ability that enables speech.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Absence of joints or of jointed limbs.
- n. Inability to articulate distinctly in speaking, dependent on a central nervous defect, but not involving paralysis of the muscles of articulation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. partial or total loss of articulate speech resulting from lesions of the central nervous system
New Latin, from Greek anarthros, not articulated; see anarthrous.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)