genogram

noun

gen·​o·​gram ˈje-nə-ˌgram How to pronounce genogram (audio) ˈjē- How to pronounce genogram (audio)
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of genogram was in 1974

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“Genogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/genogram. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

genogram

noun
ge·​no·​gram ˈjē-nə-ˌgram How to pronounce genogram (audio) ˈjen-ə- How to pronounce genogram (audio)
: 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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