Definition of alexia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

alexia

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//əˈleksiə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈleksiə//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈleksiə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈleksiə//
 
[uncountable](medical)
 
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the inability to recognize written words or letters, usually because of brain damage synonym word blindness Word Origin late 19th cent.: from a- ‘without’ + Greek lexis ‘speech’, from legein ‘speak’, which was confused with Latin legere ‘read’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: alexia