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inability to write properly; it may be part of a language disorder due to disturbance of the parietal lobe or of the motor system.
1. Difficulty in writing.
2. Synonym(s): writer's cramp
[dys- + G. graphē, writing]
dysgraphia/dys·graph·ia/ (-graf´e-ah) difficulty in writing; cf. agraphia.
A neurological disorder marked by impairment of the ability to write, especially to write by hand and to spell. It can occur as the result of brain damage or in association with learning disabilities.
Etymology: Gk, dys + graphein, to write
an impairment of the ability to write. Compare agraphia.
A deficit in writing ability, regardless of ability to read, without impairment of intellect. There are three forms: dyslexic, spatial, and motor.
[dys- + G. graphein, to write]