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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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If further brain research steers psychiatric nosology in that direction, we might end up with a DSM of 10 pages instead of almost 1,000, with an "Appendix" of genetic, neuroimaging, and other emerging biomarkers.