agnosia

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noun ag·no·sia \ag-ˈnō-zhə, -shə\

Definition of agnosia

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

Origin and Etymology of agnosia

New Latin, from Greek agnōsia ignorance, from a- + gnōsis knowledge, from gignōskein


First Known Use: 1883


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noun ag·no·sia \ag-ˈnō-zhə, -shə\

Medical Definition of agnosia

  1. :  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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