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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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It is this form which, uttered anamnestically over the bread and wine, gives sacramental visibility to Christ as the true speaker of the form and thereby gives the Eucharist its sacramental visibility as the body and blood of Christ.