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agraphia

[ ey-graf-ee-uh, uh-graf- ]
/ eɪˈgræf i ə, əˈgræf- /
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noun Pathology.
a cerebral disorder characterized by total or partial inability to write.
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Origin of agraphia

From New Latin, dating back to 1870–75; see origin at a-6, -graphy

OTHER WORDS FROM agraphia

a·graph·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for agraphia

agraphia
/ (əˈɡræfɪə) /

noun
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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Medical definitions for agraphia

agraphia
[ ā-grăfē-ə ]

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

Other words from agraphia

a•graphic adj.
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