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 (nō-sŏl′ə-jē, -zŏl′-)
n. pl. no·sol·o·gies
1. The branch of medicine that deals with the classification of diseases.
2. A classification of diseases.

no′so·log′i·cal (-sə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl), no′so·log′ic (-ĭk) adj.
no′so·log′i·cal·ly adv.
no·sol′o·gist n.


(Medicine) the branch of medicine concerned with the classification of diseases
nosological, nosologic adj
ˌnosoˈlogically adv
noˈsologist n


(noʊˈsɒl ə dʒi)

1. the branch of medicine dealing with the systematic classification of diseases.
2. a list or classification of diseases.
[1715–25; < New Latin nosologia. See noso-, -logy]
nos•o•log•i•cal (ˌnɒs əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
no•sol′o•gist, n.


the branch of medical science that classifies diseases. Also nosonomy. — nosologist, n. — nosologic, nosological, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness


The branch of medicine that deals with the classification of diseases.
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However, this argument has been shown to be inapplicable given that (a) depression can be job-related as well and (b) the job-related character of a given condition is not nosologically discriminant in itself--a job-related depression remains a depression (Bianchi et al.
Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies are not specific for defined syndromes nosologically classed as vasculitis.
Stark examples of classical mania, as depicted in this case vignette, are easy to recognize but not necessarily straightforward, nosologically.