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pathography

[ 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
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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

pathography
[ pă-thŏgrə-fē ]

n.

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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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