pathognomonic


pa·tho·gno·mon·ic

adjective \ˌpa-thə(g)-nō-ˈmä-nik\

Definition of PATHOGNOMONIC

:  distinctively characteristic of a particular disease

Origin of PATHOGNOMONIC

Greek pathognōmonikos, from path- + gnōmonikos fit to judge, from gnōmōn interpreter; akin to Greek gignōskein to know — more at know
First Known Use: 1625

pa·tho·gno·mon·ic

adjective \ˌpath-ə(g)-nō-ˈmän-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PATHOGNOMONIC

: distinctively characteristic of a particular disease or condition <erosions, which are virtually pathognomonic of GERD—Barbara Baker>

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