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 (pə-thŏg′nə-mŏn′ĭk, păth′əg-nō-)
Specific to a certain disease or condition, as a symptom or finding on physical examination.

[Greek pathognōmonikos : patho-, patho- + gnōmonikos, able to judge (from gnōmōn, interpreter; see gnō- in Indo-European roots).]
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(Pathology) pathol characteristic or indicative of a particular disease
[C17: from Greek pathognōmonikos expert in judging illness, from patho- + gnōmōn judge]
ˌpathognoˈmonically adv
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a. patognomónico-a, rel. a un signo o síntoma característico de una enfermedad.
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However, the patient who complains of Ondine's curse as they're falling asleep is pathognomonic for anxiety."
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(3) This presentation is known as the "curlicue" sign and is pathognomonic for ureterosciatic hernia.
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The substance oozing from the patient's umbilicus is pathognomonic of mucinous ascites, often described as jelly belly.
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This view, which may already have been relatively unfair at the time, has been challenged since then by the application of molecular diagnostic approaches, providing "pathognomonic" evidence of disease, such as the detection of specific translocations in fine-needle aspiration samples from lymphomas or sarcomas.
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