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hypermnesia

[hahy-perm-nee-zhuh]
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noun
  1. the condition of having an unusually vivid or precise memory.
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Origin of hypermnesia

First recorded in 1880–90; hyper- + (a)mnesia
Related formshy·perm·ne·sic [‐nee-sik, ‐zik] /‐ˈni sɪk, ‐zɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hypermnesic

hypermnesia

noun
  1. psychol an unusually good ability to remember, found in some mental disorders and possibly in hypnosis
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Word Origin

C20: New Latin, from hyper- + -mnesia, formed on the model of amnesia
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hypermnesic in Medicine

hypermnesia

(hī′pərm-nēzhə)
n.
  1. Exceptionally exact or vivid memory, especially as associated with certain mental illnesses.
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