alexia

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alexia a·lex·i·a (ə-lěk'sē-ə)
n.
Loss of the ability to comprehend the meaning of written or printed words and sentences, usually caused by brain lesions. Also called text blindness, visual aphasia, word blindness.


a·lex'ic adj.
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