pathognomonic

adjective pa·tho·gno·mon·ic \ ˌpa-thə(g)-nō-ˈmä-nik \

Definition of pathognomonic

: distinctively characteristic of a particular disease

Origin and Etymology of pathognomonic

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


Medical Dictionary

pathognomonic

adjective pa·tho·gno·mon·ic \ ˌpath-ə(g)-nō-ˈmän-ik \

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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