dyslexia[dis lek′sē ə]
- Dyslexia is defined as a learning disability that involves difficulty with reading and writing letters or numbers.
An example of dyslexia is constantly writing 13 as 31.
impairment of the ability to read, often as the result of genetic defect or brain injury
Origin of dyslexiaModern Latin ; from dys- + lexis, speech ; from legein, to speak: see logic
A learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.
Origin of dyslexiaNew Latin : dys– + Greek lexis, speech (from legein, to speak; see leg- in Indo-European roots).
(countable and uncountable, plural dyslexias)