n. pl. an·am·ne·ses(-sēz)
1. 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-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
an′am·nestic (-nĕstĭk) adj.
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