Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
specifically distinctive or characteristic of a disease or pathologic condition; denoting a sign or symptom on which a diagnosis can be made.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Characteristic or indicative of a disease; denoting especially one or more typical symptoms, findings, or pattern of abnormalities specific for a given disease and not found in any other condition.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Specific to a certain disease or condition, as a symptom or finding on physical examination.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
pathognomonicMedtalk adjective Referring to a distinctive sign, Sx, or characteristic of a disorder on which a diagnosis is made
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Denoting something characteristic or indicative of a disease; denoting especially one or more typical symptoms, findings, or patterns of abnormalities specific to a given disease and not found in any other condition.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
pathognomonicOf a symptom or physical sign that is so uniquely characteristic of a particular disease as to establish the diagnosis.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
Characteristic or indicative of a given disease; denoting especially one or more typical symp toms, findings, or pattern of abnormalities specific for a given disease and not any others.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012