Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, partial or complete loss of the power of articulation, due to paralysis of muscles employed in articulating. See anarthria.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine The loss of the ability to speak, especially due to paralysis of the vocal cords

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun paralysis of the vocal cords resulting in an inability to speak

Etymologies

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From a- (“without”) + -lalia (“speech”)

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