noun Medicine/Medical.

the inability to name objects or to recognize the written or spoken names of objects.

Origin of anomia

< New Latin, irregular < Greek a- a-6 + Latin nōm(en) name + -ia -ia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for anomia

Historical Examples of anomia

  • The Terebratul are included in the genus Anomia in the system of Linnus.

    A Conchological Manual

    George Brettingham Sowerby

  • It has the same sort of calcified byssus as Anomia, and also the hole to accommodate it in the smaller valve.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide

    Augusta Foote Arnold

  • Anomia has an irregularly rounded shell, with one convex and one flat or concave valve.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide

    Augusta Foote Arnold

  • The bent form of the embryonic heart recalls the heart of spiders; it lies at first free, as in the mollusc Anomia.

    Form and Function

    E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell

  • Note the barnacles, silver shells (Anomia), etc., on the box and rope.

    A Report upon the Mollusk Fisheries of Massachusetts

    Commissioners on Fisheries and Game

anomia in Medicine




nominal aphasia
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