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the utterance of words other than those intended by the speaker.
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The habitual substitution of inappropriate or meaningless words or jargonisms; e.g., paraphasia, see there.
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The habitual substitution of meaningless or inappropriate words for those intended; a form of aphasia.
Synonym(s): heterophemia, heterophemy.
[hetero- + G. lalia, speech]
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