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Loss of the motor ability that enables speech.
[New Latin, from Greek anarthros, not articulated; see anarthrous.]
an·ar′thric (-thrĭk) adj.
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(Medicine) pathol loss of the ability to speak coherently
[C19: New Latin, from Greek anarthros lacking vigour, from an- + arthros joint]
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|Noun||1.||anarthria - partial or total loss of articulate speech resulting from lesions of the central nervous system|
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