from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, faultiness of syntax resulting from disease, as contrasted with the faulty use of individual words. See aphasia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun pathology A loss of the ability to express oneself using organized syntax

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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


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