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Pronunciation:  `dIug'nâstik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  characteristic or indicative of e.g. a disease; "a diagnostic sign of yellow fever"; "diagnostic information"; "a rash symptomatic of scarlet fever"; "symptomatic of insanity"; "a rise in crime symptomatic of social breakdown"
  2. [adj]  concerned with diagnosis; used for furthering diagnosis; "a diagnostic clinic"; "a diagnostic reading test"; "diagnostic information"

DIAGNOSTIC is a 10 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: characteristic, symptomatic, symptomatic of(p)



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Di`ag*nos"tic\, a. [Gr. ? able to distinguish, fr.
    ?: cf. F. diagnostique.]
    Pertaining to, or furnishing, a diagnosis; indicating the
    nature of a disease.
  2. \Di`ag*nos"tic\, n.
    The mark or symptom by which one disease is known or
    distinguished from others.
Biology Dictionary
  1. Having to do with a diagnosis.
  2. Refers to something that is used to determine the cause of an illness or disorder.
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