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2 definitions found
 for alexia
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
         blindness.
         [Webster 1913 Suppl. + AS] Alexipharmac

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  alexia
      n 1: inability to perceive written words [syn: visual aphasia,
           alexia, word blindness]

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