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Definition of the noun alexia

What does alexia mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alexias

  1. inability to perceive written words
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of alexia: visual aphasia / word blindness
    • more generic word: aphasia = inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion

Alternative definition of the noun alexia


  1. [psychiatry] The inability, due to a cerebral disorder, to comprehend or understand writing.

Phrases with Alexia

Phrases starting with the word Alexia:

  1. Alexia Minor
  2. Alexia Ulkei
  3. Alexia Glabra
  4. Alexia Lederi
  5. Alexia Lobata
  6. Alexia Hirtula
  7. Alexia Oranica
  8. Alexia Algirica
  9. Alexia Alutacea
  10. Alexia Bosnicum
  11. Alexia Ignorans
  12. Alexia Obsoleta
  13. Alexia Reitteri
  14. Alexia Compressa
  15. Alexia Corcyreum
  16. Alexia Formancki
  17. Alexia Maritimum

Phrases ending with the word Alexia:

  1. Genus Alexia
  2. Lobelia Alexia
  3. Hyalyris Alexia

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Google previewNeurology for the Speech-Language Pathologist (2013)

by Russell J. Love, Wanda G. Webb

Alexia is an inability to comprehend the written or printed word as the result of a cerebral lesion.

The term literal alexia means inability to recognize letters; verbal alexia indicates that letters are recognized but words are not. Pure alexia is a reading disorder without a writing disorder (agraphia). A variety of terms ...

Google previewExploring the Psychology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Neurogenic Communication Disorders (2010)

by Dennis C. Tanner, Ph.D.

Aphasic alexia is a central graphic decoding disorder. Aphasic alexia with agraphia is sometimes referred to as parietal agraphia (Roeltgin, 1993). Some authorities distinguish between surface and deep (dyslexia) alexia (Marshall and ...

Google previewIntroduction to Neurogenic Communication Disorders (2013)

by Hunter Manasco

Alexia is an acquired impairment of reading. Agraphia is an acquired impairment in the ability to form letters or words for ...

Google previewFrom Neuropsychology to Mental Structure (1988)

by Tim Shallice

Much the safest procedure for analysing phonological alexia is that adopted in the initial study - namely. to investigate the syndrome only in patients with little or no expressive aphasia. This is important. since it is known that many aphasics ...

Google previewMedical Sciences E-Book (2014)

by Jeannette Naish, Denise Syndercombe Court

Thus alexia is the loss of the ability to read and dyslexia is difficulty in reading. However, clinicians use terms like apraxia and dyspraxia, ...

Google previewPractitioner’s Guide to Clinical Neuropsychology (1994)

by Robert M. Anderson

Impaired reading comprehension is called alexia. Impairment in writing is termed agraphia. Impairments may occur in any of these areas of language functioning.

Google previewSelf-Organizing Natural Intelligence (2006)

Issues of Knowing, Meaning, and Complexity by Myrna Estep

Alexia is a neurological disorder characterized by loss of 188 5 Universals, Mathematical Thought and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2016)

by A.J. Larner

Cross References Aphasia; Aphemia Alexia Alexia is an acquired disorder of reading. The word dyslexia, though in some ways equivalent, is often used ...

Google previewReading Disabilities (2012)

Genetic and Neurological Influences by B. Pennington

Thus, alexia is the biologically normal condition; what we call dyslexia is simply the inability to rise above it. It therefore seemed to Isabelle the merest common sense to suppose that knowing why reading is relatively difficult for all would likely ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Counseling (2008)

by Frederick T. Leong

Alexia is a reading inability that occurs either as a loss of reading ability in a previously literate person or as dyslexia, a developmental learning disorder.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Neuroscience (2009)

Volume One by Larry R. Squire

Alexia is a neurological term of Greek origin (a + Greek lex(is)) that designates a partial or complete inability to read. There are a number of different subtypes of alexia, but all have in common the feature that the affected patient cannot read ...

Google previewOxford Textbook of Cognitive Neurology and Dementia (2016)

by Professor of Neurology & Cognitive Neuroscience Masud Husain, Jonathan M. Schott

Pure alexia is a selective disorder of reading, caused by damage to occipito- temporal structures in the dominant hemisphere. The disorder is selective in the sense that other language functions, including writing, are intact. However, subtle ...

Google previewA Text-book of Practical Medicine (1900)

by William Gilman Thompson

Alexia is a loss of the power to interpret words which the patient may read aloud.

Google previewWalsh and Hoyt's Clinical Neuro-ophthalmology (2005)

by Neil R. Miller, Frank Burton Walsh, William Fletcher Hoyt

Acquired alexia is the inability to read in previously literate individuals despite adequate visual acuity.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Education and Human Development (2015)

by Stephen J. Farenga, Immanuel Ness

classified acquired and developmental dyscalculia into three types: alexia and agraphia for numbers, spatial acalculia, and anarithmetia.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Special Education (2007)

A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

alexia without agraphia, spelling dyslexia, verbal dyslexia, word blindness, or letter-by-letter dyslexia. There are several types of alexic disorders, which are characterized by the types of paralexias (incorrect production of words in oral reading) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Mental Health (2015)

Deep alexia is characterized by an unavailability of the grapheme to phoneme converter as well as a disruption of the lexical-semantic operations. Similar to phonological alexia, patients have difficulty sounding out words, but in addition they ...

Google previewINS Dictionary of Neuropsychology (1999)

by David W. Loring, Kimford J. Meador

Phonological alexia. A reading disorder resulting from a selective impairment in the decoding of print to sound. Because words cannot be sounded out, they must be read as whole units. Thus, unfamiliar or nonsense words cannot be read, but ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders (2012)

by Arthur MacNeill Horton

ALEXIAS DESCRIPTION Alexia is an acquired disorder characterized by the loss of the ability to read. Alexia typically occurs following damage to the left hemisphere or to the areas that are ...

Google previewConcise Pocket Medical Dictionary (2015)

by UN Panda

Alexia Loss of the power to grasp the meaning of written or printed words, sentences, also called optical, sensory or visual alexia in distinction to motor alexia (aphemia or anarthria) in which there is loss of the power to read aloud although the ...

Google previewINS Dictionary of Neuropsychology and Clinical Neurosciences (2015)

by David W. Loring, Stephen Bowden

Alexia/dyslexia, acquired Alexia/dyslexia, acquired cannot be transmitted to the left perisylvian language areas (e.g., angular...

Aphasic alexia A reading disorder associated with aphasia in which reading comprehension and oral reading are ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Learning Disabilities (2006)

by Carol Turkington, Joseph Harris

alexia Because alcohol is present in breast milk shortly after ingestion, and there is no known safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, experts typically advise pregnant or breast-feeding women, and women likely to become ...

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The value of this 6-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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