hyperlexia

noun
hy·​per·​lex·​ia | \ -ˈlek-sē-ə How to pronounce hyperlexia (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperlexia

: precocious reading ability accompanied by difficulties in acquiring language and social skills

Other Words from hyperlexia

hyperlexic \ -​sik How to pronounce hyperlexic (audio) \ adjective

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“Hyperlexia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hyperlexia. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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