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astereognosis

[ uh-ster-ee-og-noh-sis, ey-ster-, uh-steer-, ey-steer- ]
/ əˌstɛr i ɒgˈnoʊ sɪs, eɪˌstɛr-, əˌstɪər-, eɪˌstɪər- /
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noun Pathology.

the inability to determine the shape of an object by touching or feeling it.

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Origin of astereognosis

First recorded in 1895–1900; a-6 + stereo- + -gnosis
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British Dictionary definitions for astereognosis

astereognosis
/ (əˌstɛrɪəʊˈɡnəʊsɪs) /

noun

inability to recognize objects by touch

Word Origin for astereognosis

a- 1 + stereo- + -gnosis
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Medical definitions for astereognosis

astereognosis
[ ə-stĕr′ē-ŏg-nōsĭs ]

n.

The inability to determine the form of an object by touch.
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