deaf-mute(redirected from Mute-deafness)
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old term for a person unable to hear or speak; now considered offensive.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A person who can neither hear nor speak.
Being deaf and unable to speak. See Usage Note at mute.
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A person who is unable to hear or speak. See http://www.nad.org/infocenter/infotogo/dcc/terms.html. According to the National Association for the Deaf, this term is offensive.
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