- a neurologic disorder marked by loss of the ability to understand written or printed language, usually resulting from a brain lesion or a congenital defect.
Origin of alexia
Also called word blindness.
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In the midst of them, Polly saw the face of the doctor who had just fixed Alexia's arm.
She said it very distinctly, Alexia, and all the girls talked about it afterward.
Polly swallowed hard, and held Alexia's hand tighter than ever.
“No, I was laughing,” said Alexia, pulling up her face red and shining.
The ring was in a hubbub; Alexia, as usual, the first to hop out of her place.
- a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by impaired ability to readNontechnical name: word blindness Compare aphasia
C19: from New Latin, from a- 1 + Greek lexis speech; influenced in meaning by Latin legere to read
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- Loss of the ability to comprehend the meaning of written or printed words and sentences, usually caused by brain lesions.text blindness visual aphasia word blindness
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