agraphia

noun

agraph·​ia (ˌ)ā-ˈgra-fē-ə How to pronounce agraphia (audio)
: the pathologic loss of the ability to write

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1565, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agraphia was in 1565

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Cite this Entry

“Agraphia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agraphia. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

agraphia

noun
agraph·​ia (ˈ)ā-ˈgraf-ē-ə How to pronounce agraphia (audio)
: the pathological loss of the ability to write
agraphic adjective
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