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paragraphia

[ par-uh-graf-ee-uh ]

noun

, Psychiatry.
  1. a disorder marked by the writing of words or letters other than those intended, or the loss of the ability to express ideas in writing, usually caused by a brain lesion.


paragraphia

/ ˌpærəˈɡrɑːfɪə /

noun

  1. psychiatry the habitual writing of a different word or letter from the one intended, often the result of a mental disorder or brain injury


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Word History and Origins

Origin of paragraphia1

From New Latin, dating back to 1875–80; para- 1, -graph, -ia
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Word History and Origins

Origin of paragraphia1

C20: from New Latin; see para- 1, -graph
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Example Sentences

In other instances there is both alteration in the form of the writing and paragraphia, or the use of the wrong letters.

This may affect speech to the point of an apparent aphasia or produce paragraphia.

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