Aphonia meaning

ā-fōnē-ə
Loss of the voice resulting from disease, injury to the vocal cords, or various psychological causes, such as hysteria.
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Loss of voice due to an organic or functional disorder.
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Loss of the voice resulting from disease, injury to the vocal cords, or various psychological causes, such as hysteria.
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(medicine) Loss of voice; the inability to speak.
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Origin of aphonia

  • New Latin aphōnia from Greek aphōniā speechlessness from aphōnos voiceless a- without a–1 phōnē voice bhā-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition