Definition of paralexia in English:

paralexia

noun

Medicine
  • The substitution of a word, syllable, or letter for another in reading; an instance of this.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Von Ziemssen's Cyclopaedia of Practical Medicine. From para- + ancient Greek λέξις speaking + -ia, after German Paralexie.

Pronunciation

paralexia

/ˌparəˈlɛksɪə/