- 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.
Origin of paragraphia
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In other instances there is both alteration in the form of the writing and paragraphia, or the use of the wrong letters.Science and the Criminal
C. Ainsworth Mitchell
- psychiatry the habitual writing of a different word or letter from the one intended, often the result of a mental disorder or brain injury
Word Origin for paragraphia
C20: from New Latin; see para- 1, -graph
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- The loss of the ability to write from dictation, although the words are understood.
- Writing one word when another is intended.
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