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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Alexia \A*lex"i*a\ ([.a]*l[e^]ks"[i^]*[.a]), n. [NL.; a- not +
Gr. le`xis speech, fr. le`gein to speak, confused with L.
legere to read.] (Med.)
(a) Inability to read aloud, due to brain disease; the
meanings of the words is nevertheless understood. Called
also motor alexia.
(b) Inability, due to brain disease, to understand written or
printed symbols. Called also Word blindness and text
[Webster 1913 Suppl. + AS] Alexipharmac
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: inability to perceive written words [syn: visual aphasia,
alexia, word blindness]
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