prosopagnosia

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noun pros·op·ag·no·sia \ˌprä-sə-pag-ˈnō-zhə\

Definition of prosopagnosia

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  1. :  a form of visual agnosia characterized by an inability to recognize faces

Origin and Etymology of prosopagnosia

borrowed from German Prosopagnosie, from Greek prósōpon “face, mask, person” + German Agnosie agnosia — more at prosopopoeia


First Known Use: 1950


Medical Dictionary

prosopagnosia

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noun pros·op·ag·no·sia \ˌpräs-əp-ag-ˈnō-zhə\

Medical Definition of prosopagnosia

  1. :  a form of visual agnosia characterized by an inability to recognize faces


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