alexia

noun
alex·​ia | \ ə-ˈlek-sē-ə How to pronounce alexia (audio) \

Definition of alexia

: aphasia marked by loss of ability to read

First Known Use of alexia

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alexia

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

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alexia

noun
alex·​ia | \ ə-ˈlek-sē-ə How to pronounce alexia (audio) \

Medical Definition of alexia

: aphasia characterized by loss of ability to read

Other Words from alexia

alexic \ -​ˈlek-​sik How to pronounce alexic (audio) \ adjective

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