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a·lex·i·a

 (ə-lĕk′sē-ə)
n.
Loss of the ability to read, usually caused by brain lesions. Also called word blindness.

[a- + Greek lexis, speech (from legein, to speak; see leg- in Indo-European roots) + -ia.]

alexia

(əˈlɛksɪə)
n
(Medicine) a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by impaired ability to read. Nontechnical name: word blindness Compare aphasia
[C19: from New Latin, from a-1 + Greek lexis speech; influenced in meaning by Latin legere to read]

a•lex•i•a

(əˈlɛk si ə)

n.
a neurologic disorder marked by loss of the ability to understand written or printed language, usu. resulting from a brain lesion or a congenital defect. Also called word blindness.
[1875–80; a-6 + Greek léx(is) speech (lég(ein) to speak + -sis -sis) + -ia]

alexia

dyslexia.
See also: Reading
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alexia - inability to perceive written wordsalexia - inability to perceive written words
aphasia - inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion
Translations

a·lex·i·a

n. alexia, inhabilidad de comprender la palabra escrita.
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