[ par-uh-lek-see-uh ]
/ ˌpær əˈlɛk si ə /
an impairment of reading ability characterized by the transposition of letters or words.
Origin of paralexia
Related formspar·a·lex·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for paralexia
/ (ˌpærəˈlɛksɪə) /
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
[ păr′ə-lĕk′sē-ə ]
Misapprehension in the reading of written or printed words and substitution of other meaningless words for them.
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