- Form of alexia in which one recognizes individual letters, but cannot comprehend them when arranged collectively in syllables or words. [G. a- priv. + syllable, syllable]
* * *asyl·la·bia .ā-sə-'lā-bē-ə n aphasia in which the patient can recognize letters but cannot form their sounds into syllables
* * *asyl·la·bia (ă″sə-laґbe-ə) a type of alexia in which a person can recognize letters but cannot form them into syllables.
Medical dictionary. 2011.