agraphia

agraphia

[ey-graf-ee-uh, uh-graf-]
noun Pathology.
a cerebral disorder characterized by total or partial inability to write.

Origin:
1870–75; < Neo-Latin; see a-6, -graphy

agraphic, adjective
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agraphia (əˈɡræfɪə)
 
n
loss of the ability to write, resulting from a brain lesion
 
[C19: New Latin, from a-1 + Greek graphein to write]

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agraphia a·graph·i·a (ā-grāf'ē-ə)
n.
A form of aphasia characterized by loss of the ability to write. Also called anorthography.


a·graph'ic adj.
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