[ 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

Related forms

a·graph·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for agraphia


/ (əˈɡræfɪə) /


loss of the ability to write, resulting from a brain lesion

Word Origin for agraphia

C19: New Latin, from a- 1 + Greek graphein to write
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Medicine definitions for agraphia


[ ā-grăfē-ə ]


A form of aphasia characterized by loss of the ability to write.anorthography

Related forms

a•graphic adj.
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