/par'euh graf"ee euh/, n. Psychiatry.
a disorder marked by the writing of words or letters other than those intended, or the loss of the ability to express ideas in writing, usually caused by a brain lesion.
[1875-80; < NL; see PARA-1, -GRAPH, -IA]

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