paralexia

[par-uh-lek-see-uh]

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

noun
  1. a disorder of the ability to read in which words and syllables are meaninglessly transposed
Derived Formsparalexic, adjective
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paralexia in Medicine

paralexia

[păr′ə-lĕksē-ə]
n.
  1. Misapprehension in the reading of written or printed words and substitution of other meaningless words for them.
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