anamnesis

noun an·am·ne·sis \ ˌa-ˌnam-ˈnē-səs \

Definition of anamnesis

plural anamneses play \-ˌsēz\
1 : a recalling to mind : reminiscence
2 : a preliminary case history of a medical or psychiatric patient

Examples of anamnesis in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of anamnesis

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


Medical Dictionary

anamnesis

noun an·am·ne·sis \ ˌan-ˌam-ˈnē-səs \

medical Definition of anamnesis

plural anamneses play \-ˌsēz\
1 : a recalling to mind
2 : a preliminary case history of a medical or psychiatric patient


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