Stammering

Definition of Stammering

Stam´mer`ing
a.1.Apt to stammer; hesitating in speech; stuttering.
n.1.(Physiol.) A disturbance in the formation of sounds. It is due essentially to long-continued spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm, by which expiration is prevented, and hence it may be considered as a spasmodic inspiration.

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