noun, plural anamneses [an-am-nee-seez] .
the recollection or remembrance of the past; reminiscence.
Platonism. recollection of the Ideas, which the soul had known in a previous existence, especially by means of reasoning.
the medical history of a patient.
Immunology. a prompt immune response to a previously encountered antigen, characterized by more rapid onset and greater effectiveness of antibody and T cell reaction than during the first encounter, as after a booster shot in a previously immunized person.
(often initial capital letter) a prayer in a Eucharistic service, recalling the Passion, Resurrection, and Ascension of Christ.

1650–60; < Neo-Latin < Greek anámnēsis remembrance, equivalent to ana(mi)mnḗ(skein) to remember (ana ana- + mimnḗskein to call to mind) + -sis -sis

anamnestic [an-am-nes-tik] , adjective
anamnestically, adverb Unabridged
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anamnesis (ˌænæmˈniːsɪs)
n , pl -ses
1.  the ability to recall past events; recollection
2.  the case history of a patient
[C17: via New Latin from Greek, from anamimnēskein to recall, from mimnēskein to call to mind]

anamnestic (ˌænæmˈnɛstɪk)
1.  of or relating to anamnesis
2.  immunol denoting a response to antigenic stimulation characterized by the production of large amounts of antibody specific to a different antigen from that which elicited the response

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"recollection, remembrance," 1650s, from Gk. anamnesis "remembrance," noun of action from anamna-, stem of anamimneskein "to remember," from ana "back" + mimneskesthai (see amnesia).
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anamnesis an·am·ne·sis (ān'ām-nē'sĭs)
n. pl. an·am·ne·ses (-sēz)

  1. A recalling to memory; recollection.

  2. The complete case history of a patient.

anamnestic an·am·nes·tic (ān'ām-něs'tĭk)

  1. Of or relating to the current or previous medical history of a patient.

  2. Aiding memory; mnemonic.

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