Definitions for pathognomonic

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  1. pathognomonic(Adjective)

    Beyond-any-doubt diagnostic for a particular disease.

    A tetrade of rash, arthralgia, abdominal pain and kidney disease in a child is pathognomonic for Henoch-Schu00F6nlein purpura.

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  1. Pathognomonic(adj)

    specially or decisively characteristic of a disease; indicating with certainty a disease; as, a pathognomonic symptom

  2. Origin: [Gr. skilled in judging of diseases; pa`qos a disease + skilled: cf. F. pathognomonique. See Gnomic.]

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  1. Pathognomonic

    Pathognomonic is a term, often used in medicine, that means characteristic for a particular disease. A pathognomonic sign is a particular sign whose presence means that a particular disease is present beyond any doubt. Labelling a sign or symptom "pathognomonic" represents a marked intensification of a "diagnostic" sign or symptom. The word is an adjective of Greek origin, derived from páthos and gnōmon.


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