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 formsnos·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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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the branch of medicine concerned with the classification of diseases
Derived Formsnosological (ˌnɒsəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivenosologically, adverbnosologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for nosology

"study of diseases," 1721, from Modern Latin nosologia (perhaps via French nosologie), from noso- + -logy. Related: Nosological; nosologist.

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nosology in Medicine


[nō-sŏlə-jē, -zŏl-]


The branch of medicine that deals with the classification of diseases.nosonomy nosotaxy
A classification of diseases.
Related formsno′so•logi•cal (-sə-lŏjĭ-kəl) null•solo•gist n.
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