Definition of Acataphasia

1. Noun. A disorder in which a lesion to the central nervous system leaves you unable to formulate a statement or to express yourself in an organized manner.




Definition of Acataphasia

1. Noun. (pathology) A loss of the ability to express oneself using organized syntax ¹

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Medical Definition of Acataphasia

1. Inability to correctly formulate a statement. Origin: G. A-priv. + kataphasis, affirmation (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acataphasia

acarpellous
acarpelous
acarpous
acarus
acaryote
acatalasaemia
acatalasemia
acatalasemias
acatalasia
acatalectic
acatalectics
acatalepsy
acataleptic
acataleptics
acatamathesia
acataphasia (current term)
acater
acaters
acates
acathectic
acathexia
acathexis
acathisia
acatour
acatours
acaudal
acaudate
acaulescent
acauline
acaulose

Literary usage of Acataphasia

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1. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"It appears as a degenerative symptom in various forms of chronic INSANITY (qv). (JJ) acataphasia (or Akat-) [Gr. а + ..."

2. The Mind of the Child: Observations Concerning the Mental Development of the by William T. Preyer (1889)
"Agrammatism in child-language always appears in company with acataphasia, often also in insane persons. When the imbecile Tony says, " Tony flowers taken, ..."

3. The Mind of the Child: Observations Concerning the Mental Development of the by William T. Preyer (1889)
"acataphasia (Steinthal).—The child that has already a considerable number of words at his disposal is not yet in condition to arrange them in a sentence ..."

4. Abnormal Man: Being Essays on Education and Crime and Related Subjects, with by Arthur MacDonald (1893)
"... and acataphasia of the insane and idiots. Preyer shows the atavistic mark of these anomalies; that while abnormal in the insane they are normal at a ..."

5. Text-book of human physiology by Leonard Landois, Albert Philson Brubaker (1905)
"... and acataphasia, or the inability correctly to form words grammatically and to arrange them ..."

6. Practitioner's medical dictionary by George Milbry Gould (1910)
"... site with numerous sharp tubercles, spines, and hairs on the dorsal surface. See Scabies. acataphasia (ali-kat-aj-a'-ze-ah) [a, priv. ; TOTO, after; ..."

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