aphonia

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈfəʊnɪə/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ā fōnē ə)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•pho•ni•a  (ā fōnē ə),USA pronunciation n. [Pathol.]
  1. loss of voice, esp. due to an organic or functional disturbance of the vocal organs.
  • Greek: speechlessness. See a-6, phon-, -ia
  • Neo-Latin
  • 1770–80

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
aphonia /əˈfəʊnɪə/, aphony /ˈæfənɪ/ n
  1. loss of the voice caused by damage to the vocal tract
Etymology: 18th Century: via New Latin from Greek, from a-1 + phōnē sound, voice
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