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a·pha·si·ac

, aphasic (ă-fā'zē-ak, ă-fā'sik),
Relating to or suffering from aphasia.

aphasiac

adjective Referring to aphasia; aphasic.

noun A person with aphasia.

a·pha·si·ac

, aphasic (ă-fā'zē-ak, ă-fā'zik)
Relating to or suffering from aphasia.
Synonym(s): dysphasic.

aphasiac

(ă-fā′z(h)ē-ak″)
Someonel affected with aphasia.
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