pathography

noun
pa·​thog·​ra·​phy | \ pə-ˈthä-grə-fē How to pronounce pathography (audio) \

Definition of pathography

: biography that focuses on a person's illnesses, misfortunes, or failures also : sensational or morbid biography

First Known Use of pathography

1917, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pathography

borrowed from German Pathographie, from patho- patho- + -graphie -graphy

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The first known use of pathography was in 1917

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“Pathography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pathography. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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