agnosia

noun
ag·​no·​sia | \ ag-ˈnō-zhə How to pronounce agnosia (audio) , -shə \

Definition of agnosia

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

First Known Use of agnosia

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agnosia

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

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The first known use of agnosia was in 1883

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“Agnosia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agnosia. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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agnosia

noun
ag·​no·​sia | \ ag-ˈnō-zhə How to pronounce agnosia (audio) , -shə How to pronounce agnosia (audio) \

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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