pathognomy

[puh-thog-nuh-mee]
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noun Medicine/Medical.

the study of the symptoms or characteristics of a disease; diagnosis.

Origin of pathognomy

1785–95; pathognom(ic) + -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for pathognomy

pathognomy

noun

study or knowledge of the passions or emotions or their manifestations

Word Origin for pathognomy

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