par alexia


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

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

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paralexia (ˌpærəˈlɛksɪə)
a disorder of the ability to read in which words and syllables are meaninglessly transposed

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paralexia par·a·lex·i·a (pār'ə-lěk'sē-ə)
Misapprehension in the reading of written or printed words and substitution of other meaningless words for them.

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