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Pertaining to alexia.
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Pertaining to alexia.
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(a-lek'se-a) [ ¹an- + Gr. lexis, word + -ia]
A loss of the ability to understand written or printed words. alexic (a-lek'sik), adjective. Synonym: visual aphasia; word blindness

motor alexia

Inability to read aloud while remaining able to understand what is written or printed.

musical alexia

Inability to read music. It may be sensory, optic, or visual, but not motor.

optic alexia

Inability to understand what is written or printed.
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