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genogram

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noun gen·o·gram \ˈje-nə-ˌgram, ˈjē-\

Definition of genogram

  1. :  a diagram outlining the history of the behavior patterns (as of divorce, abortion, or suicide) of a family over several generations; also :  a similar diagram detailing the medical history of a family in order to assess a family member's risk of developing disease



1978

First Known Use of genogram

1978


Medical Dictionary

genogram

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noun ge·no·gram \ˈjē-nə-ˌgram, ˈjen-ə-\

Medical Definition of genogram

  1. :  a diagram outlining the history of the behavior patterns (as of divorce, abortion, or suicide) of a family's members over several generations in order to recognize and understand past influences on current behavior patterns; also :  a similar diagram detailing the medical history of the members of a family as a means of assessing a family member's risk of developing disease




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