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the recording and study of cases of disease.
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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.
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