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prosopagnosia

/ˌprɒsəpæɡˈnəʊszɪə/
noun
1.
an inability to recognize faces
Word Origin
C20: from Greek prosōpon face + agnosia
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Word Origin and History for prosopagnosia
n.

1950, Medical Latin from German prosopagnosie (1948), from Greek prosopon "face" (see prosopopeia) + agnosia "ignorance" (see agnostic).

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prosopagnosia in Medicine

prosopagnosia pros·o·pag·no·sia (prŏs'ə-pāg-nō'zhə, -zē-ə)
n.
An inability or difficulty in recognizing familiar faces; it may be congenital or result from injury or disease of the brain.

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