alexia

alexia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from a- + Greek lexis speech, from legein to speak — more at legend Date: 1878 aphasia marked by loss of ability to read

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  • alexia — f. neurol. Incapacidad de comprender el significado de los signos escritos (de lectura) debido a una alteración de los centros del cerebro ligados a la función léxica. Medical Dictionary. 2011. alexia …   Diccionario médico

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  • Alexia — A*lex i*a, n. [NL.; a not + Gr. ? speech, fr. ? to speak, confused with L. legere to read.] (Med.) (a) As used by some, inability to read aloud, due to brain disease. (b) More commonly, inability, due to brain disease, to understand written or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Alexia — The word Alexia has more than one meaning:* Alexia is a brain disorder involving the loss of the ability to read * Alexia is a Greek name that means Protector of man . There are three European singers called Alexia :* Alexia (British) * Alexia… …   Wikipedia

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  • Alexia — A loss of the ability to read or understand the written word, due to brain damage that disconnects these functions. From the Greek prefix “a “ meaning “without” + “lexis”, meaning “word” = without word. * * * An inability to comprehend the… …   Medical dictionary

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