Usage examples for diagnostic

  1. I slumped back against the palette while the doc shone lights in my eyes and consulted various diagnostic apparati. – Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
  2. And is it not the very diagnostic of true salvation that it shall overcome the fear of death? – Bernard Shaw's Preface to Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw
  3. A blue line on the margin of the gums, the last symptom, is regarded as diagnostic and its presence as conclusive evidence of the nature of the disorder. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  4. Construction of new medical facilities has been stepped up and extended to include nursing homes, diagnostic and treatment centers, and rehabilitation facilities. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. There were present, also, my diagnostic friend, Doctor X, likewise in fancy- dress costume, and a surgeon I had never met. – "Speaking of Operations--" by Irvin S. Cobb
  6. Also, specimens collected in recent years from Arizona and adjoining areas do not readily fit into the " species" recognized by Howell; some specimens are structurally intermediate between two or more of these species and other specimens combine the diagnostic characters ascribed to two or more of the alleged species. – Comments on the Taxonomy and Geographic Distribution of Some North American Marsupials, Insectivores and Carnivores by E. Raymond Hall Keith R. Kelson
  7. We have undertaken to define better than has been done before the ranges of parietalis and fitchi and to list the diagnostic characters separating these two subspecies. – Occurrence of the Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis, in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains by Henry S. Fitch T. Paul Maslin
  8. The lameness, however, is in no way diagnostic, and the lesion itself must be discovered before an exact opinion can be pronounced. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  9. In cases of doubt, a bacteriological examination of the nasal discharge may be made, or we may resort to one or several of the various diagnostic tests. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  10. There is very seldom need of a repetition of deep hypnosis, and, as a rule, all the diagnostic benefit can be secured in one or two seances. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  11. " You are playing with me, Joy, I think," John answered in his most diagnostic tone- the exact tone in which he would have said, " You have smallpox, Joy, I think." – The Wishing-Ring Man by Margaret Widdemer
  12. Of more practical importance is the remark already made, namely, that the fundamental or diagnostic distinction between these two species of theory consists only in the views which they severally take on the question of causality. – Mind and Motion and Monism by George John Romanes
  13. In their proper time and place we will treat more fully of this fascinating diagnostic; at this point, things are reduced to a listlessness and conjugal repugnance which you alone are in a condition to appreciate. – The Physiology of Marriage, Part I. by Honore de Balzac
  14. This demonstrated to Dr. O'Rell's satisfaction the efficacy of his diagnostic, and it proved to Judge Methuen's satisfaction what the Judge has always maintained- viz. – The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac by Eugene Field
  15. The present writer, on the other hand, believes that not only are adaptive characters distinct from non- adaptive specific characters, and from non- adaptive diagnostic characters in general, but that their origin and evolution are entirely distinct and different. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  16. But it was the almost exuberant friendliness of one man for another, for a comrade, a good fellow; although he often paid her quick little diagnostic compliments. – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
  17. Discoloured spots or patches on the herbaceous parts of plants, especially leaves, furnish the prominent symptoms in a large class of diseases, due to many different causes, and although we cannot maintain this group of symptoms sharply apart from the last, as seen from the considerations on albinism, it is often well marked and of great diagnostic value. – Disease in Plants by H. Marshall Ward