Definition of cryptomnesia in English:

cryptomnesia

Pronunciation /ˌkrɪptə(ʊ)mˈniːzɪə/ /ˌkrɪptə(ʊ)mˈniːʒə/

noun

Psychology
  • The phenomenon of perceiving a latent or subconscious memory as an original thought or idea; latent or subconscious recollection.

Origin

Early 20th century. From crypto- + -mnesia, after French cryptomnésie.