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Definition of "nosology" [no•sol•o•gy]

  • The branch of medicine that deals with the classification of diseases. (noun)
  • A classification of diseases. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nosology" in a sentence
  • "He will surely die; and of a disease that answers no description in nosology (194)."
  • ""anomaly," and who taught that, though an anomaly may constitute a predisposition to disease, the study of anomalies -- pathology, as he called it, teratology as we may perhaps prefer to call it -- is not the study of disease, which he termed nosology; the study of the abnormal is perfectly distinct from the study of the morbid."
  • "Indeed, the bad name that proverbially hangs the dog has already been given to the one under consideration, for bibliomania is older in the technology of this kind of nosology than dipsomania, which is now understood to be an almost established ground for seclusion, and deprivation of the management of one's own affairs."