Medical Dictionary

jamais vu

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noun ja·mais vu \ˌzhȧ-ˌme-ˈvu̅e̅, ˌjä-ˌmā-ˈvü\

Medical Definition of jamais vu

  1. :  a disorder of memory characterized by the illusion that the familiar is being encountered for the first time—compare paramnesia b


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