circumlocution(redirected from circumlocutorily)
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the subconscious or learned use of pantomime, nonverbal communication, or word substitution by a patient because a word is difficult to retrieve or has been forgotten. See also anomia.
Indirect, roundabout, wordy, or evasive speech, noted in Alzheimer disease and other dementias.