Definition of anomia in English:

anomia

Line breaks: ano¦mia
Pronunciation: /əˈnəʊmɪə
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • A form of aphasia in which the patient is unable to recall the names of everyday objects.
    More 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.

Derivatives

anomic

adjective
More example sentences
  • It appears the aphasia he is suffering from is most likely transient, at the very worst it is anomic.

Origin

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

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