Inability to recognize differences in density, weight, and coarseness.
[G. a- priv. + hylē, matter, + gnōsis, recognition]
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(1) The inability to recognise the density of a material—e.g., wood, metal, liquid, etc.
(2) A virtually extinct term for the inability to recognise the surface characteristics of objects. “Tactile agnosia” is a viable substitute.
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