[ ag-noh-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ ægˈnoʊ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /
noun Psychiatry, Psychology, Neurology.
partial or total inability to recognize objects by use of the senses.
Origin of agnosia
Formerly agnostic aphasia.
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British Dictionary definitions for agnosia
/ (æɡˈnəʊzɪə) /
psychol loss or diminution of the power to recognize familiar objects or people, usually as a result of brain damage
Derived Formsagnosic, adjective
Word Origin for agnosia
C20: New Latin, from Greek agnōsia, from a- without + gnōsis knowledge
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Medicine definitions for agnosia
[ ăg-nō′zhə ]
Loss of the ability to interpret sensory stimuli, such as sounds or images.
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