Medicine/Medical. characteristic or diagnostic of a specific disease: a pathognomonic sign of pneumonia.
- pa·thog·no·mon·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use pathognomonic in a sentence
The possibility of a stone being present should not be hinted to the patient until some definite pathognomonic sign is discovered.Psychotherapy | James J. Walsh
Many scorbutic cases, however, lack this so-called pathognomonic feature.
They are not pathognomonic of any one malady, although often referred to the gouty diathesis.
Paroxysms of coughing, with or without whooping, are pathognomonic of pertussis.
Of all the symptoms of measles, the catarrh of the mucous membranes is undoubtedly the most pathognomonic.
British Dictionary definitions for pathognomonic
pathol characteristic or indicative of a particular disease
- pathognomonically, adverb
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