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agraphia

Pronunciation: ă-graf′ē-ă

Definition: Inability to write properly in the absence of abnormalities of the limb; often accompanies aphasia and alexia; caused by lesions in various portions of the cerebrum, especially those in or near the angular gyrus.

Synonym(s): graphic aphasia, graphomotor aphasia

[G. a- priv. + graphō, to write]

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