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 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
         [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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