anoia

[ uh-noi-uh ]
/ əˈnɔɪ ə /

noun

extreme mental deficiency.

Nearby words

  1. anoesis,
  2. anoestrous,
  3. anoestrus,
  4. anogenital,
  5. anogenital raphe,
  6. anoint,
  7. anointed,
  8. anointing of the sick,
  9. anoka,
  10. anole

Origin of anoia

< Greek, equivalent to áno(os) not understanding (a- a-6 + nó(os) mind + -os adj. suffix) + -ia -ia

Also called an·o·e·sia [an-oh-ee-shuh, -shee-uh, -zee-uh] /ˌæn oʊˈi ʃə, -ʃi ə, -zi ə/.

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