pathognomy


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pathognomy

(pəˈθɒɡnəmɪ)
n
(Psychology) study or knowledge of the passions or emotions or their manifestations
[C18: from patho- + -gnomy, as in physiognomy]
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pathognomy

the study of the signs that reveal certain physical conditions. — pathognomonic, adj.
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the study of the signs that reveal human passions. — pathognomonic, adj.
See also: Gesture
the study of the signs that reveal human passions. — pathognomonic, adj.
See also: Facial Features
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Men such as John Bulwer, Charles Le Brun, and David Garrick became household names as they brought scientific and philosophic theories of the body into the areas of art and acting, and made physiognomy and pathognomy accessible to a mass audience.
(6) In his essays, Lavater described how to read the meanings made visible in bodily appearances through the study of the permanent features (physiognomy) and the study of fleeting expressions (pathognomy).
New sciences such as pathognomy and physiognomy, in which one tried to draw conclusions about the character of an individual from his facial expressions, testify to the belief that was attached to the logic of analogy.