noun, plural pa·thog·ra·phies.

a biography that focuses on the negative elements of its subject.

Origin of pathography

1910–20 for an earlier sense; popularized by Joyce Carol Oates, U.S. writer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pathography

Historical Examples of pathography

  • It would be futile to delude ourselves that at present, readers find every pathography unsavory.

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Sigmund Freud

pathography in Medicine




The retrospective study, often by a physician, of the possible influence and effects of disease on the life and work of a historical personage or group.
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