Definition of Alexia

1. Noun. Inability to perceive written words.

Exact synonyms: Visual Aphasia, Word Blindness
Generic synonyms: Aphasia



Definition of Alexia

1. n. As used by some, inability to read aloud, due to brain disease.

Definition of Alexia

1. Proper noun. (Ancient Greek female given name) . ¹

2. Noun. (psychiatry) The inability, due to a cerebral disorder, to comprehend or understand writing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Alexia

1. a cerebral disorder marked by the loss of the ability to read [n -S]

Medical Definition of Alexia

1. Loss of the ability to understand printed words or sentences (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Alexia

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1. The terrestrial air-breathing mollusks of the United States, and the by Amos Binney (1859)
"A. denticulata Gld., DeK. is the same as alexia myosotis. ... GENUS alexia LEACH. Shell oblong-ovate, thin, spire pointed; last whorl large, rounded at base ..."

2. Diagnosis from Ocular Symptoms by Matthias Lanckton Foster (1917)
"Some of the patients had alexia, others had not. According to Bing the cerebral lesion is supposed to be so situated as to interrupt the connection between ..."

3. Ophthalmic review (1888)
"A case of alexia, with right homonymous hemianopsia. ... Wernicke has defined Subcortical alexia as that form of disease in which the capacity of reading is ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"alexia. See APHASIA. A LEX IA I), a life of the Emperor Alexius Comnenus (qv) by the Princess Anna Com- nena, his daughter. This work, which is one of the ..."

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