|the act or an instance of analysing one or more particular cases or case histories with a view to making generalizations|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
case study n.
A detailed analysis of a person or group, especially as a model of medical, psychiatric, psychological, or social phenomena.
An exemplary or cautionary model; an instructive example.