nosology

[ noh-sol-uh-jee ]
/ noʊˈsɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the systematic classification of diseases.
the knowledge of a disease.

Origin of nosology

From the New Latin word nosologia, dating back to 1715–25. See noso-, -logy

Related forms

nos·o·log·i·cal [nos-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌnɒs əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivenos·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbno·sol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nosology

nosology

/ (nɒˈsɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of medicine concerned with the classification of diseases

Derived Forms

nosological (ˌnɒsəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivenosologically, adverbnosologist, noun
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Medicine definitions for nosology

nosology

[ nō-sŏlə-jē, -zŏl- ]

n.

The branch of medicine that deals with the classification of diseases.nosonomy nosotaxy
A classification of diseases.

Related forms

no′so•logi•cal (-sə-lŏjĭ-kəl) null adj.no•solo•gist n.
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