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



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 Originlate 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