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Wednesday Word: Anamnesis

Anamnesis - noun.

Pronounced an-am-nee-sis, this word had more definitions than I originally anticipated. Here's the rundown from Dictionary.com, just so I have it right:


  1. the recollection or remembrance of the past; reminiscence.

  2. Platonism. recollection of the Ideas, which the soul had known in a previous existence, especially by means of reasoning.

  3. the medical history of a patient.

  4. Immunology. a prompt immune response to a previously encountered antigen, characterized by more rapid onset and greater effectiveness of antibody and T cell reaction than during the first encounter, as after a booster shot in a previously immunized person.

  5. Often Anamnesis. a prayer in a Eucharistic service, recalling the Passion, Resurrection, and Ascension of Christ

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