an·​am·​ne·​sis | \ ˌa-ˌnam-ˈnē-səs How to pronounce anamnesis (audio) \
plural anamneses\ ˌa-​ˌnam-​ˈnē-​ˌsēz How to pronounce anamneses (audio) \

Definition of anamnesis

1 : a recalling to mind : reminiscence
2 : a preliminary case history of a medical or psychiatric patient

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Examples of anamnesis in a Sentence

an extended, highly fruitful anamnesis that was triggered by the simple act of biting into a madeleine

First Known Use of anamnesis

circa 1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for anamnesis

New Latin, from Greek anamnēsis, from anamimnēskesthai to remember, from ana- + mimnēskesthai to remember — more at mind

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The first known use of anamnesis was circa 1593

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an·​am·​ne·​sis | \ ˌan-ˌam-ˈnē-səs How to pronounce anamnesis (audio) \
plural anamneses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce anamneses (audio) \

Medical Definition of anamnesis

1 : a recalling to mind
2 : a preliminary case history of a medical or psychiatric patient

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