Agraphia A*graph"i*a, n. [Gr. 'a priv. + ? to write.] The absence or loss of the power of expressing ideas by written signs. It is one form of aphasia. [1913 Webster]

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  • agraphia — [ā graf′ē ə] n. [ModL < Gr a , without + graphein, to write: see GRAPHIC] the partial or total loss of the ability to write agraphic adj …   English World dictionary

  • agraphia — noun Etymology: New Latin, from 2a + Greek graphein to write Date: 1871 the pathologic loss of the ability to write …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • agraphia — agraphic, adj. /ay graf ee euh, euh graf /, n. Pathol. a cerebral disorder characterized by total or partial inability to write. [1870 75; < NL; see A 6, GRAPHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • agraphia — noun a) A loss of the ability to write (usually referring to a brain injury) b) The inability to write Syn: dysgraphia …   Wiktionary

  • agraphia — Inability to write properly in the absence of abnormalities of the limb; often accompanies aphasia and alexia; caused by lesions in various portions of the cerebrum, especially those in or near the angular gyrus. SYN: graphic aphasia, graphomotor …   Medical dictionary

  • agraphia — n. inability to write as a result of a brain injury …   English contemporary dictionary

  • agraphia — [ə grafɪə, eɪ ] noun Medicine inability to write, as a language disorder resulting from brain damage. Origin C19: from a 1 + Gk graphia writing …   English new terms dictionary

  • agraphia — agraph·ia …   English syllables

  • agraphia — dysgraphia; n. an acquired inability to write, although the strength and coordination of the hand remain normal. It is related to the disorders of language and it is caused by disease in the dominant parietal lobe of the brain. See: Gerstmann s… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • agraphia — a•graph•i•a [[t]eɪˈgræf i ə, əˈgræf [/t]] n. pat a cerebral disorder characterized by total or partial inability to write • Etymology: 1870–75; a VI+ graphia, var. of graphy a•graph′ic, adj …   From formal English to slang

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