nosography


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no·sog·ra·phy

(nō-sog'ră-fē),
1. Assignment of names to each disease entity in a group that has been classified according to a systematic nosology.
2. A treatise on pathology or the practice of medicine.
[noso- + G. graphē, description]

nosography

(nō-sŏg′rə-fē, -zŏg′-)
n.
The systematic description of diseases.

no·sog′ra·pher n.
no′so·graph′ic (nō′sə-grăf′ĭk), no′so·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.

nosography

(1) A systematic description of diseases.
(2) A system of nomenclature for a group of diseases.
(3) A treatise describing the findings of a particular disease.
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