anamnestic

adjective

an·​am·​nes·​tic ˌa-ˌnam-ˈne-stik How to pronounce anamnestic (audio)
1
: of or relating to an anamnesis
2
: of or relating to a secondary response to an immunogenic substance after serum antibodies can no longer be detected in the blood

Word History

Etymology

Greek anamnēstikos easily recalled, from anamimnēskesthai

First Known Use

circa 1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of anamnestic was circa 1753

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Cite this Entry

“Anamnestic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anamnestic. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

anamnestic

adjective
an·​am·​nes·​tic -ˈnes-tik How to pronounce anamnestic (audio)
1
: of or relating to an anamnesis
2
: of or relating to a second rapid increased production of antibodies in response to an immunogenic substance after serum antibodies from a first response can no longer be detected in the blood
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