Form of alexia in which one recognizes individual letters but cannot comprehend them when they are arranged collectively in syllables or words.
[G. a- priv. + syllablē, syllable]
asyllabia(ā″sĭ-lā′bē-ă) [ ¹an- + Gr. syllabē, syllable + -ia]
A form of alexia in which the patient recognizes letters but cannot form syllables or words.