1rare Of or relating to the manifestation of the emotions, especially in the face. Compare pathognomy .
Specifically characteristic or indicative of a particular disease or disorder; = "pathognomonic". With of, for.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Table of Hard Words. From post-classical Latin pathognomicus relating to the recognition of a particular disease from Hellenistic Greek παθογνωμικός (isolated attestation in Galen; also in a Byzantine medical writer), shortened from παθογνωμονικός.