pathognomonic

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

Definition of pathognomonic

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1625


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pathognomonic

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

Medical Definition of pathognomonic

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


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