prosopagnosia

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

Definition of prosopagnosia

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

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Origin and Etymology of prosopagnosia

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


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prosopagnosia

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

medical Definition of prosopagnosia

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

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