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pathognomy

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

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

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Origin of pathognomy

First recorded in 1785–95; pathognomon(ic) + -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for pathognomy

pathognomy
/ (pəˈθɒɡnəmɪ) /

noun

study or knowledge of the passions or emotions or their manifestations
C18: from patho- + -gnomy, as in physiognomy
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