paralexia

[ par-uh-lek-see-uh ]
/ ˌpær əˈlɛk si ə /

noun

an impairment of reading ability characterized by the transposition of letters or words.

Nearby words

  1. paralanguage,
  2. paraldehyde,
  3. paralegal,
  4. paraleipsis,
  5. paralepsis,
  6. paralgesia,
  7. paralimnion,
  8. paralinguistic,
  9. paralinguistics,
  10. paralipomena

Origin of paralexia

1875–80; < New Latin, equivalent to para- para-1 + Greek léx(is) speaking, speech (see lexis) + -ia

Related formspar·a·lex·ic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for paralexia

paralexia

/ (ˌpærəˈlɛksɪə) /

noun

a disorder of the ability to read in which words and syllables are meaninglessly transposed
Derived Formsparalexic, adjective

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Medicine definitions for paralexia

paralexia

[ păr′ə-lĕksē-ə ]

n.

Misapprehension in the reading of written or printed words and substitution of other meaningless words for them.

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