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paralexia

[par-uh-lek-see-uh] /ˌpær əˈlɛk si ə/
noun
1.
an impairment of reading ability characterized by the transposition of letters or words.
Origin of paralexia
1875-1880
1875-80; < New Latin, equivalent to para- para-1 + Greek léx(is) speaking, speech (see lexis) + -ia
Related forms
paralexic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for paralexia

paralexia

/ˌpærəˈlɛksɪə/
noun
1.
a disorder of the ability to read in which words and syllables are meaninglessly transposed
Derived Forms
paralexic, adjective
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paralexia in Medicine

paralexia par·a·lex·i·a (pār'ə-lěk'sē-ə)
n.
Misapprehension in the reading of written or printed words and substitution of other meaningless words for them.

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