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(of a sign or symptom) specifically characteristic or indicative of a particular disease or condition.‘body image disturbance is pathognomonic of anorexia nervosa’
- ‘Few tests yield results that are pathognomonic for particular diseases.’
- ‘Even though they are pathognomonic for the disease, their absence should not exclude the diagnosis.’
- ‘These latter changes, although not pathognomonic, can support a diagnosis of AIP.’
- ‘Point tenderness, a pathognomonic sign of a bone lesion, can be used to localize the fracture.’
- ‘Unlike SCD, there is no pathognomonic radiological finding.’
Early 17th century: from Greek pathognōmonikos ‘skilled in diagnosis’, from pathos ‘suffering’ + gnōmōn ‘judge’.
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