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micrographia

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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 SacksThe New Yorker23 Aug. 2004

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