dysgraphia

noun dys·graph·ia \ (ˌ)dis-ˈgra-fē-ə \

Definition of dysgraphia

: 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
Note: 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


Medical Dictionary

dysgraphia

noun dys·graph·ia \ (ˈ)dis-ˈgraf-ē-ə \

medical Definition of dysgraphia

: impairment of the ability to write caused by brain damage

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