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a·pho·ni·a

 (ā-fō′nē-ə)
n.
Loss of the voice resulting from disease, injury to the vocal cords, or various psychological causes, such as hysteria.

[New Latin aphōnia, from Greek aphōniā, speechlessness, from aphōnos, voiceless : a-, without; see a-1 + phōnē, voice; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]

a·phon′ic (ā-fŏn′ĭk, ā-fō′nĭk) adj.

aphonia

(əˈfəʊnɪə) or

aphony

n
(Pathology) loss of the voice caused by damage to the vocal tract
[C18: via New Latin from Greek, from a-1 + phōnē sound, voice]

a•pho•ni•a

(eɪˈfoʊ ni ə)

n.
loss of voice, esp. due to an organic or functional disturbance of the vocal organs.
[1770–80; < Greek: speechlessness. See a-6, phon-, -ia]
a•phon•ic (eɪˈfɒn ɪk) adj., n.

aphonia, aphony

loss of the power of speech; dumbness. — aphonic, — apho-nous, adj.
See also: Speech
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aphonia - a disorder of the vocal organs that results in the loss of voice
defect of speech, speech defect, speech disorder - a disorder of oral speech
Translations

a·pho·ni·a

n. afonía, pérdida de la voz debido a una afección localizada en la laringe.