nosology

nosology

[noh-sol-uh-jee]
noun
1.
the systematic classification of diseases.
2.
the knowledge of a disease.

Origin:
1715–25; < Neo-Latin nosologia. See noso-, -logy

nosological [nos-uh-loj-i-kuhl] , adjective
nosologically, adverb
nosologist, noun
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nosology (nɒˈsɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the branch of medicine concerned with the classification of diseases
 
nosological
 
adj
 
noso'logically
 
adv
 
no'sologist
 
n

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nosology no·sol·o·gy (nō-sŏl'ə-jē, -zŏl'-)
n.

  1. The branch of medicine that deals with the classification of diseases. Also called nosonomy, nosotaxy.

  2. A classification of diseases.


no'so·log'i·cal (-sə-lŏj'ĭ-kəl) or no'so·log'ic (-ĭk) adj.
no·sol'o·gist n.
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