(also aphony /ˈafəˌnē/)
Loss of ability to speak through disease of or damage to the larynx or mouth. Compare with aphasia.
More example sentences
- Hoarseness and aphonia are common as well as a low-grade fever.
- Some more affected children will have hoarseness, aphonia, and inspiratory retractions that are severe enough to cause chest wall deformity.
- This case report describes a patient who has throat discomfort and aphonia as atypical observations of laryngeal dystonia.
late 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek aphōnia, from aphōnos 'voiceless', from a- 'without' + phōnē 'voice'.
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