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anomia

Syllabification: a·no·mi·a
Pronunciation: /əˈnōmēə
 
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Definition of anomia in English:

noun

Medicine
A form of aphasia in which the patient is unable to recall the names of everyday objects.
Example sentences
  • Dementia is chronic and progressive, and it is characterized by the gradual onset of impaired memory and deficits in two or more areas of cognition, such as anomia, agnosia or apraxia.
  • In her study of severely impaired readers with word-finding problems, including color anomia, Denckla found evidence for a correlation between the persistence of the naming deficit and the severity of the reading disability.
  • I still go with my view that he has a species of anomia where there is a disconnect between his thoughts and the linguistic realization of the thoughts.

Origin

early 20th century: formed irregularly from a-1 'without, not' + Latin nomen 'name' + -ia1.

Derivatives

anomic

1
Pronunciation: /əˈnämik, əˈnō-/
adjective
Example sentences
  • It appears the aphasia he is suffering from is most likely transient, at the very worst it is anomic.

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