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n. pl. an·am·ne·ses (-sēz)
1. Psychology A recalling to memory; recollection.
2. Medicine The complete history recalled and recounted by a patient.

[Greek anamnēsis, from anamimnēskein, anamnē-, to remind : ana-, ana- + mimnēskein, to recall; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

an′am·nes′tic (-nĕs′tĭk) adj.
an′am·nes′ti·cal·ly adv.


1. of or relating to anamnesis
2. (Physiology) immunol denoting a response to antigenic stimulation characterized by the production of large amounts of antibody specific to a different antigen from that which elicited the response
ˌanamˈnestically adv
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Adj.1.anamnestic - of or relating to anamnesis; aiding the memory
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Based on the answers to these questions, the Anamnestic Dysfunction Index (Ai) according to Helkimo [1974] was assessed.
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Describe the primary immune response to an antigenic challenge, and discuss the phenomenon known as an anamnestic response.
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In this situation, argues Huyssen, gazing at an object in the museum can give us a "sense of its opaque and impenetrable materiality as well as an anamnestic space" where we can understand "the transitoriness and differentiality of human cultures.
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