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pathognomonic

[puh-thog-nuh-mon-ik] /pəˌθɒg nəˈmɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
Medicine/Medical. characteristic or diagnostic of a specific disease:
a pathognomonic sign of pneumonia.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Greek pathognōmonikós skilled in judging disease. See patho-, gnomon, -ic
Related forms
pathognomonically, adverb
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  • pathognomonic features allowed a definitive diagnosis in seven specimens.
British Dictionary definitions for pathognomonic

pathognomonic

/ˌpæθəɡnəˈmɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
(pathol) characteristic or indicative of a particular disease
Derived Forms
pathognomonically, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Greek pathognōmonikos expert in judging illness, from patho- + gnōmōn judge
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Word Origin and History for pathognomonic
adj.

1640s (implied in pathognomonical), from patho- "disease, suffering" + Greek gnomonikos "able to judge," from gnomon "one who knows" (see gnomon).

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pathognomonic in Medicine

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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