Definitions

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  • adjective of speech Excessively nasal.

Etymologies

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hyper- +‎ nasal

Examples

  • We see many children with velopharyngeal incompetence, which can make speech hypernasal or unintelligible.

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • H hereditary: a problem that "runs in the family" — a genetic problem. hypernasal: too nasal, too much air escaping through the nose. hypothyroidism: decreased production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland. hypotonia: low muscle tone.

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