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anomia

[uh-noh-mee-uh] /əˈnoʊ mi ə/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
1.
the inability to name objects or to recognize the written or spoken names of objects.
Origin of anomia
< New Latin, irregular < Greek a- a-6 + Latin nōm(en) name + -ia -ia
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  • The Terebratul are included in the genus anomia in the system of Linnus.

    A Conchological Manual George Brettingham Sowerby
  • It has the same sort of calcified byssus as anomia, and also the hole to accommodate it in the smaller valve.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold
  • anomia has an irregularly rounded shell, with one convex and one flat or concave valve.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold
  • The bent form of the embryonic heart recalls the heart of spiders; it lies at first free, as in the mollusc anomia.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • Note the barnacles, silver shells (anomia), etc., on the box and rope.

    A Report upon the Mollusk Fisheries of Massachusetts Commissioners on Fisheries and Game
  • This singular shell, known only in a fossil state, in the Palozic beds, is placed by Linnus in the genus anomia.

    A Conchological Manual George Brettingham Sowerby
  • The singular structures composing this genus were formerly taken for bivalves, and named anomia Tricuspidata, &c.

    A Conchological Manual George Brettingham Sowerby
anomia in Medicine

anomia a·no·mi·a (ə-nō'mē-ə)
n.
See nominal aphasia.

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