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the recording and study of cases of disease.
casuistics/cas·u·is·tics/ (kazh-u-is´tiks) the recording and study of cases of disease.
Etymology: L, casus, a happening
the recording and study of the cases of any disease.
casuistics(kăz-ū-ĭs′tĭks) [L. casus, chance]
1. Analysis of clinical case records to establish the general characteristics of a disease.
2. In moral questions, the determination of right and wrong by application of ethical principles to a particular case.