dysgraphia

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noun dys·graph·ia \(ˌ)dis-ˈgra-fē-ə\

Definition of dysgraphia

  1. :  impairment of handwriting ability that is characterized chiefly by very poor or often illegible writing or writing that takes an unusually long time and great effort to complete When present in children, dysgraphia is classified as a learning disability . When it occurs as an acquired condition in adults, it is typically the result of damage to the brain (as from stroke or trauma).

Origin and Etymology of dysgraphia

dys- + Greek -graphia “writing” (from gráphein “to write” + -ia 1-ia), probably after French dysgraphie — more at carve


First Known Use: 1892


Medical Dictionary

dysgraphia

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noun dys·graph·ia \(ˈ)dis-ˈgraf-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of dysgraphia

  1. :  impairment of the ability to write caused by brain damage


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