micrographia

noun
mi·cro·graph·ia | \ˌmī-krō-ˈgraf-ē-ə \

Medical Definition of micrographia 

: abnormally small handwriting or handwriting that becomes progressively smaller that is characteristic especially of Parkinson's disease An almost diagnostic sign of parkinsonism is micrographia—minute, and often diminishingly small, handwriting.— Oliver Sacks, The New Yorker, 23 Aug. 2004

Learn More about micrographia

Share micrographia

Comments on micrographia

What made you want to look up micrographia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a generally accepted meaning of a word

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!