pathognomonic

[puh-thog-nuh-mon-ik]
adjective
Medicine/Medical. characteristic or diagnostic of a specific disease: a pathognomonic sign of pneumonia.

Origin:
1615–25; < Greek pathognōmonikós skilled in judging disease. See patho-, gnomon, -ic

pathognomonically, adverb
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pathognomonic (ˌpæθəɡnəˈmɒnɪk)
 
adj
pathol characteristic or indicative of a particular disease
 
[C17: from Greek pathognōmonikos expert in judging illness, from patho- + gnōmōn judge]
 
pathogno'monically
 
adv

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pathognomonic pa·thog·no·mon·ic (pə-thŏg'nə-mŏn'ĭk, pāth'əg-nō-)
adj.
Characteristic or symptomatic of a particular disease or condition.

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Pathognomonic features allowed a definitive diagnosis in seven specimens.
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