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Definition of Pathognomonic

Pathognomonic: A sign or symptom that is so characteristic of a disease that it can be used to make a diagnosis. For example, Koplik spots in the mouth opposite the first and second upper molars are pathognomonic of measles.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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