astereognosis

[uh-ster-ee-og-noh-sis, ey-ster-, uh-steer-, ey-steer-]

noun Pathology.

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

Nearby words

  1. asteatosis,
  2. asteism,
  3. aster,
  4. aster yellows,
  5. asteraceous,
  6. asteriated,
  7. asterion,
  8. asterisk,
  9. asterism,
  10. asterixis

Origin of astereognosis

First recorded in 1895–1900; a-6 + stereo- + -gnosis

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British Dictionary definitions for astereognosis

astereognosis

noun

inability to recognize objects by touch

Word Origin for astereognosis

a- 1 + stereo- + -gnosis

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Medicine 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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