paralalia


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paralalia

(ˌpærəˈleɪlɪə)
n
(Medicine) any of various speech disorders, esp the production of a sound different from that intended
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paralalia

a speech defect or disorder in which sounds are distorted.
See also: Speech
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The AD patient initially repeats words and questions (echolalia), then repetitiously states one word (paralalia) and finally, repeats only the first syllable of the word (logoconia).