Definition of paralog in English:

paralog

noun

Linguistics
  • In experimental linguistics: a short verbal unit formed in accordance with the phonotactic and morphological systems of a particular language, used to test associations of sounds with meanings, etc., and often invented for such a purpose.

Origin

1950s. From para- + ancient Greek λόγος word.

Pronunciation

paralog

/ˈparəlɒɡ/