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Pronunciation: ā-mim′ē-a


  1. Inability to express ideas by nonverbal communication, such as gestures or signs.
  2. Asymbolia; the inability to comprehend the meaning of gestures, signs, symbols, or pantomime.

[G. a- priv. + minos, a mimic]

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