- 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]
* * *amim·ia (')ā-'mim-ē-ə n1) loss or impairment of the power of communicating thought by gestures, due to cerebral disease or injury2) loss of the power to give facial expression to emotion (as in a smile) because of paralysis of the facial muscles
* * *amim·ia (a-mimґe-ə) [a-1 + Gr. mimos actor, mime + -ia] loss of the power of expression by the use of signs or gestures.
Medical dictionary. 2011.