agnosia

agnosia

[ag-noh-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
noun Psychiatry, Psycol., Neurology.
partial or total inability to recognize objects by use of the senses.
Formerly agnostic aphasia.


Origin:
1895–1900; < Greek agnōsía ignorance, equivalent to ágnōt(os) unknown (see agnostic) + -ia -y3

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agnosia (æɡˈnəʊzɪə)
 
n
psychol loss or diminution of the power to recognize familiar objects or people, usually as a result of brain damage
 
[C20: New Latin, from Greek agnōsia, from a- without + gnōsis knowledge]
 
ag'nosic
 
adj

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agnosia ag·no·sia (āg-nō'zhə)
n.
Loss of the ability to interpret sensory stimuli, such as sounds or images.

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