Definition of Paraphasia

1. Noun. (medicine) A symptom of aphasia in which the sufferer substitutes a spoken word different from the one intended. ¹



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Medical Definition of Paraphasia

1. A form of aphasia in which a person has lost the ability to speak correctly, substituting one word for another, and jumbling words and sentences unintelligibly. Synonym: jargon, paragrammatism, paraphrasia, pseudoagrammatism. Origin: para-+ G. Phasis, speech Thematic paraphasia, incoherent speech that wanders from the theme or subject under discussion. (05 Mar 2000)

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