[ag-noh-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
- partial or total inability to recognize objects by use of the senses.
Origin of agnosia
Formerly agnostic aphasia.
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- psychol loss or diminution of the power to recognize familiar objects or people, usually as a result of brain damage
Word Origin for agnosia
C20: New Latin, from Greek agnōsia, from a- without + gnōsis knowledge
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- Loss of the ability to interpret sensory stimuli, such as sounds or images.
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