aphonia[ā fō′nē ə]
loss of voice due to an organic or functional disorder
Origin of aphoniaModern Latin ; from Classical Greek aphōnia ; from aphōnos, voiceless ; from a-, without + phōnē, sound, voice ; from phanai, to say: see phono-
Loss of the voice resulting from disease, injury to the vocal cords, or various psychological causes, such as hysteria.
Origin of aphoniaNew Latin aphōnia, from Greek aphōniā, speechlessness, from aphōnos, voiceless : a-, without; see a–1 + phōnē, voice; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots.