agnosia


ag·no·sia

noun \ag-ˈnō-zhə, -shə\

Definition of AGNOSIA

:  loss or diminution of the ability to recognize familiar objects or stimuli usually as a result of brain damage

Origin of AGNOSIA

New Latin, from Greek agnōsia ignorance, from a- + gnōsis knowledge, from gignōskein
First Known Use: circa 1900

ag·no·sia

noun \ag-ˈnō-zhə, -shə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AGNOSIA

: loss or diminution of the ability to recognize familiar objects or stimuli usually as a result of brain damage—see visual agnosia

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