agraphia

noun
agraph·ia | \(ˌ)ā-ˈgra-fē-ə \

Definition of agraphia 

: the pathologic loss of the ability to write

First Known Use of agraphia

1565, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agraphia

a- entry 2 + Greek -graphia -graphy, probably after German Agraphie or French agraphie

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agraphia

noun
agraph·ia | \(ˈ)ā-ˈgraf-ē-ə \

Medical Definition of agraphia 

: the pathological loss of the ability to write

Other Words from agraphia

agraphic \-ˈgraf-ik \ adjective

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