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hypermnesia

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noun hy·perm·ne·sia \ˌhī-(ˌ)pərm-ˈnē-zh(ē-)ə\

Definition of hypermnesia

  1. :  abnormally vivid or complete memory or recall of the past

hy·perm·ne·sic play \-ˈnē-zik, -sik\ adjective


Origin of hypermnesia

New Latin, from hyper- + -mnesia (as in amnesia)


First Known Use: 1882


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hypermnesia

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noun hy·perm·ne·sia \ˌhī-(ˌ)pərm-ˈnē-zh(ē-)ə\

Medical Definition of hypermnesia

  1. :  abnormally vivid or complete memory or recall of the past (as at times of extreme danger)

  2. hy·perm·ne·sic \-ˈnē-zik, -sik\play adjective




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