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Meaning of PATHOGNOMONIC

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pa*thog`no*mon"ic\, a. [Gr. ? skilled in judging
of diseases; ? a disease + ? skilled: cf. F. pathognomonique.
See {Gnomic}.] (Med.)
Specially or decisively characteristic of a disease;
indicating with certainty a disease; as, a pathognomonic
symptom.

      The true pathognomonic sign of love jealousy.
                                               --Arbuthnot.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: An adjective meaning "specific symptoms or signs of a disease."
 

 

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