an inability to speak.
The third frontal convolution and the island of Reil were small on both sides, corresponding to the alalia.
The Mind of the Child, Part II W. Preyer
a complete inability to speak; mutism
alalia a·la·li·a (ə-lā’lē-ə)
Impairment or loss of the ability to talk.
Lucas [loo-kahs] /ˈlu kɑs/ (Show IPA), 1792–1853, Mexican historian and politician. Historical Examples It is on account of the valedictory words of this History that I have introduced the name of alaman on this occasion. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 119, September, 1867 Various I have also some volumes of alaman, who brings things […]
alam language A language for symbolic mathematics, especially General Relativity. See also CLAM. [“ALAM Programmer’s Manual”, Ray D’Inverno, 1970]. (1994-10-28) Historical Examples After a reign of thirty years he was deposed by his son Aurangzib, known also as alam Gir. The World’s Greatest Books, Vol XII. Arthur Mee Goodness knows if they will live— Wallahu […]
. a confederation of Germanic tribes, first recorded in the 3rd century a.d., that settled in the area between the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers, and made harassing attacks against the Roman Empire. Historical Examples He completely overthrew the Alamanni in the great battle of Strassburg (August 357). Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice […]
. the high German speech of Switzerland, Alsace, and southwestern Germany. Compare (def 3). of or relating to Alemannic or the Alemanni. Historical Examples Clovis had vowed that he would embrace Christianity if he should prevail against the Alamannic Odin. The Story of Switzerland Lina Hug Reminiscences of an Alamannic migration saga can be traced […]