nosology

nosology
The science of classification of diseases. SYN: nosonomy, nosotaxy. [noso- + G. logos, study]

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no·sol·o·gy nō-'säl-ə-jē, -'zäl- n, pl -gies
1) a classification or list of diseases
2) a branch of medical science that deals with classification of diseases
no·so·log·i·cal .nō-sə-'läj-i-kəl or no·so·log·ic -ik adj
no·so·log·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv

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n.
the naming and classification of diseases.

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no·sol·o·gy (no-solґə-je) [noso- + -logy] the science of the classification of diseases; called also nosonomy. nosologic adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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