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Medical Term:

strephosymbolia

Pronunciation: stref'o-sim-bo'le-a

Definition:

  1. Generally, the perception of objects reversed as if in a mirror.
  2. Specifically, difficulty in distinguishing written or printed letters that extend in opposite directions but are otherwise similar, such as p and d, or related kinds of mirror reversal.

[G. strepho, to turn, + symbolon, a mark or sign]

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