agraphia

[ ey-graf-ee-uh, uh-graf- ]
/ eɪˈgræf i ə, əˈgræf- /

noun Pathology.

a cerebral disorder characterized by total or partial inability to write.

Nearby words

  1. agranular endoplasmic reticulum,
  2. agranulocyte,
  3. agranulocytosis,
  4. agranuloplastic,
  5. agrapha,
  6. agrarian,
  7. agrarianism,
  8. agravic,
  9. agree,
  10. agreeable

Origin of agraphia

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

Related formsa·graph·ic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for agraphic

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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Medicine definitions for agraphic

agraphia

[ ā-grăfē-ə ]

n.

A form of aphasia characterized by loss of the ability to write.anorthography
Related formsa•graphic adj.


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