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an abrupt utterance, each syllable being enunciated separately; noted especially in multiple sclerosis.
Synonym(s): syllabic speech
Etymology: It, detached; ME, speche
abnormal speech in which the person pauses between words, breaking the rhythm of the phrase or sentence. The condition is sometimes observed in association with multiple sclerosis.
staccato speechNeurology Clipped, abrupt speech which may occur in multiple sclerosis
stac·ca·to speech(stă-kah'tō spēch)
An abrupt utterance, each syllable being enunciated separately; noted especially in multiple sclerosis.