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alexia

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noun alex·ia \ə-ˈlek-sē-ə\

Definition of alexia

  1. :  aphasia marked by loss of ability to read



Origin of alexia

New Latin, from a- + Greek lexis speech, from legein to speak — more at legend


First Known Use: 1878

Rhymes with alexia


Medical Dictionary

alexia

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noun alex·ia \ə-ˈlek-sē-ə\

Medical Definition of alexia

  1. :  aphasia characterized by loss of ability to read

  2. alex·ic \-ˈlek-sik\play adjective




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "alexia" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "alexia"


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