noun, plural an·am·ne·ses [an-am-nee-seez] /ˌæn æmˈni siz/.
the recollection or remembrance of the past; reminiscence.
Platonism. recollection of the Ideas, which the soul had known in a previous existence, especially by means of reasoning.
the medical history of a patient.
Immunology. a prompt immune response to a previously encountered antigen, characterized by more rapid onset and greater effectiveness of antibody and T cell reaction than during the first encounter, as after a booster shot in a previously immunized person.
(often initial capital letter) a prayer in a Eucharistic service, recalling the Passion, Resurrection, and Ascension of Christ.
thought, remembrance, recollection, mind, consciousness, reminiscence, memoir, reflection, mindfulness, recall, awareness, cognizance, recapture, flashback, recognition, retention, retrospection, subconsciousness, memorization, memory
Origin of anamnesis
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noun plural -ses (-siːz)
the ability to recall past events; recollection
the case history of a patient
Word Origin for anamnesis
C17: via New Latin from Greek, from anamimnēskein to recall, from mimnēskein to call to mind
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n. pl. an•am•ne•ses (-sēz)
A recalling to memory; recollection.
The complete case history of a patient.
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