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Loss of the ability to read, usually caused by brain lesions. Also called word blindness.
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(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]
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a•lex•i•a(əˈlɛk si ə)
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.
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dyslexia.See also: Reading
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n. alexia, inhabilidad de comprender la palabra escrita.
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