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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.
(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)
loss of voice, esp. due to an organic or functional disturbance of the vocal organs.
a•phon•ic (eɪˈfɒn ɪk) adj., n.
loss of the power of speech; dumbness. — aphonic, — apho-nous, adj.See also: Speech