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dyslexia

Pronunciation: dis-lek'se-a

Definition: Impaired reading ability with a competence level below that expected on the basis of the person's level of intelligence, and in the presence of normal vision, letter recognition, and recognition of the meaning of pictures and objects.

[dys- + G. lexis, word, phrase]

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