semiology

[ see-mee-ol-uh-jee, sem-ee-, see-mahy- ]SEE DEFINITION OF semiology
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WORD ORIGIN

1690s, "sign language," from Greek semeion "a sign, mark, token," from sema (cf. semiotic) + -ology. As "branch of medical science concerned with symptoms," 1839; as "logical theory of signs" from 1923. Related: Semiological.

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