- the study of the symptoms or characteristics of a disease; diagnosis.
Origin of pathognomy
1785–95; pathognom(ic) + -y3
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Examples from the Web for pathognomy
Pathognomy is the science of expression, and has an exact mathematical basis.
- study or knowledge of the passions or emotions or their manifestations
C18: from patho- + -gnomy, as in physiognomy
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