strephosymbolia

[strĕf′ō-sĭm-bōlē-ə]

n.

The perception of objects reversed as if in a mirror; specifically, difficulty in distinguishing written or printed letters that extend in opposite directions but are otherwise similar, such as b and d.

Nearby words

  1. strenuous,
  2. strenuously,
  3. strep,
  4. strep throat,
  5. strephon,
  6. strepitoso,
  7. strepitous,
  8. strepsipteran,
  9. strepsipteron,
  10. strepsipterous


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