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Pronunciation: graf'an-es-the'ze-a

Definition: Tactual inability to recognize figures or letters written on the skin; may be due to spinal cord or brain disease.

[G. graphe, writing + anaisthesia, fr. an- priv. + aisthesis, perception]

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