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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.


n, pl -ses (-siːz)
1. (Medicine) the ability to recall past events; recollection
2. (Medicine) the case history of a patient
[C17: via New Latin from Greek, from anamimnēskein to recall, from mimnēskein to call to mind]


(ˌæn æmˈni sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
1. the recollection or remembrance of the past; reminiscence.
2. the medical history of a patient.
3. a prompt immune response to a previously encountered antigen, as after a booster shot in a previously immunized person.
[1650–60; < New Latin < Greek anámnēsis <ana(mi)mnḗ(skein) to remember]
an`am•nes′tic (-ˈnɛs tɪk) adj.
an`am•nes′ti•cal•ly, adv.


1. a reminiscence.
2. (cap.) the section of Christian liturgies rehearsing the sacriflee of Christ and ending “Do this in remembrance of me.” — anamnestic, adj.
See also: Memory
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anamnesis - the case history of a medical patient as recalled by the patientanamnesis - the case history of a medical patient as recalled by the patient
case history - detailed record of the background of a person or group under study or treatment
family history - part of a patient's medical history in which questions are asked in an attempt to find out whether the patient has hereditary tendencies toward particular diseases
2.anamnesis - the ability to recall past occurrencesanamnesis - the ability to recall past occurrences
retentiveness, retentivity, retention, memory - the power of retaining and recalling past experience; "he had a good memory when he was younger"
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