agnosia

noun ag·no·sia \ 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 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


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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

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