Definition of pathognomic in English:

pathognomic

adjective

  • 1Of or relating to the manifestation of the emotions, especially in the face. Compare pathognomy. Now rare.

  • 2Medicine. Specifically characteristic or indicative of a particular disease or disorder; = "pathognomonic". With of, for.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Table of Hard Words. From post-classical Latin pathognomicus relating to the recognition of a particular disease from Hellenistic Greek παθογνωμικός (isolated attestation in Galen; also in a Byzantine medical writer), shortened from παθογνωμονικός.

Pronunciation

pathognomic

/ˌpaθəɡˈnɒmɪk/