paralambdacism

Mispronunciation of the letter l, or the substitution of some other letter for it. SEE ALSO: lambdacism. [para- + G. lambda, letter l]

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para·lamb·da·cism -'lam-də-.siz-əm n inability to pronounce the sound of l or difficulty in pronouncing it that usu. results in some other sound (as of t, r, or w) being substituted compare LAMBDACISM (2)

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para·lamb·da·cism (par″ə-lamґdə-siz-əm) lambdacism.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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