agnosia

noun ag·no·sia \ ag-ˈnō-zhə , -shə \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of agnosia

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

Origin and Etymology of agnosia

borrowed from German Agnosie, borrowed from Greek agnōsía "lack of knowledge, ignorance," from a- 2a- + -gnōsia (from gnôsis "knowledge" + -ia 1-ia) — more at gnosis


Medical Dictionary

agnosia

noun ag·no·sia \ ag-ˈnō-zhə , -shə \

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

Learn More about agnosia


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up agnosia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

ditzy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!