Thursday, January 15, 2009


an⋅am⋅ne⋅sis The recollection or remembrance of the past; reminiscence.

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

3. Psychology. A recalling to memory; recollection.

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. Medicine. The complete medical history recalled and recounted by a patient.

6. (often initial capital letter) A prayer in a Eucharistic service, recalling the Passion, Resurrection and Ascension of Christ. Origin: 1650-60 anámnēsis remembrance, equiv. to ana(mi)mn (skein) to remember (ana ANA- + mimn skein to call to mind) + -sis -SIS

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