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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alexia  \A*lex"i*a\,  n.  [NL.;  a-  not  +  Gr  ?  speech,  fr  ?  to 
  speak,  confused  with  L.  legere  to  read.]  (Med.) 
  a  As  used  by  some  inability  to  read  aloud,  due  to  brain 
  disease. 
  b  More  commonly,  inability,  due  to  brain  disease,  to 
  understand  written  or  printed  symbols  although  they  can 
  be  seen,  as  in  case  of  word  blindness. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alexia 
  n  :  inability  to  perceive  written  words  [syn:  {visual  aphasia}, 
  {word  blindness}] 




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