[ puh-thog-ruh-fee ]
/ pəˈθɒg rə fi /
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noun, plural pa·thog·ra·phies.
a biography that focuses on the negative elements of its subject.
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Origin of pathography
1910–20 for an earlier sense; popularized by Joyce Carol Oates, U.S. writer
Words nearby pathography
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Example sentences from the Web for pathography
It would be futile to delude ourselves that at present, readers find every pathography unsavory.Leonardo da Vinci|Sigmund Freud
Medical definitions for pathography
[ pă-thŏg′rə-fē ]
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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