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[ey-graf-ee-uh, uh-graf-] /eɪˈgræf i ə, əˈgræf-/
noun, Pathology.
a cerebral disorder characterized by total or partial inability to write.
Origin of agraphia
From New Latin, dating back to 1870-75; See origin at a-6, -graphy
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agraphic, adjective Unabridged
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loss of the ability to write, resulting from a brain lesion
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from a-1 + Greek graphein to write
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agraphia in Medicine

agraphia a·graph·i·a (ā-grāf'ē-ə)
A form of aphasia characterized by loss of the ability to write. Also called anorthography.

a·graph'ic adj.
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