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[noh-sol-uh-jee] /noʊˈsɒl ə dʒi/

the systematic classification of diseases.
the knowledge of a disease.
the branch of medicine concerned with the classification of diseases

“study of diseases,” 1721, from Modern Latin nosologia (perhaps via French nosologie), from noso- + -logy. Related: Nosological; nosologist.

nosology no·sol·o·gy (nō-sŏl’ə-jē, -zŏl’-)

no’so·log’i·cal (-sə-lŏj’ĭ-kəl) or no’so·log’ic (-ĭk) adj.
no·sol’o·gist n.


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