micrographia

noun

mi·​cro·​graph·​ia ˌmī-krō-ˈgraf-ē-ə How to pronounce micrographia (audio)
: 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

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“Micrographia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/micrographia. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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