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pathognomy

[puh-thog-nuh-mee]
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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. the study of the symptoms or characteristics of a disease; diagnosis.

Origin of pathognomy

1785–95; pathognom(ic) + -y3
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Historical Examples

  • Pathognomy is the science of expression, and has an exact mathematical basis.

    Buchanan's Journal of Man, July 1887

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for pathognomy

pathognomy

noun
  1. study or knowledge of the passions or emotions or their manifestations

Word Origin

C18: from patho- + -gnomy, as in physiognomy
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