Definitions for Pathologypəˈθɒl ə dʒi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pathology(noun)

    the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases

  2. pathology(noun)

    any deviation from a healthy or normal condition

Wiktionary

  1. pathology(Noun)

    The branch of medicine concerned with the study of the nature of disease and its causes, processes, development, and consequences.

  2. pathology(Noun)

    Any deviation from a healthy or normal condition; abnormality.

  3. Origin: From and .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pathology(noun)

    the science which treats of diseases, their nature, causes, progress, symptoms, etc

  2. Origin: [Gr. pa`qos a suffering, disease + -logy: cf. F. pathologie.]

Freebase

  1. Pathology

    Pathology is the precise study and diagnosis of disease. The word pathology is from Ancient Greek πάθος, pathos which may be translated into English as either "experience" or "suffering". and -λογία, -logia, "An account of" or "the study of". Pathologization, to pathologize, refers to the process of defining a condition or behavior as pathological, e.g. pathological gambling. Pathologies is synonymous with diseases. The suffix "path" is used to indicate a disease, e.g. psychopath. Pathology addresses four components of disease: cause/etiology, mechanisms of development, structural alterations of cells, and the consequences of changes. Pathology is further separated into divisions, based on either the system being studied or the focus of the examination.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Pathology

    A specialty concerned with the nature and cause of disease as expressed by changes in cellular or tissue structure and function caused by the disease process.


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