Definitions for paleopathology
the study of disease of former times (as inferred from fossil evidence)
The study of ancient diseases.
Paleopathology, also spelled palaeopathology, is the study of ancient diseases. It is useful in understanding the history of diseases, and uses this understanding to predict its course in the future.
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The study of disease in prehistoric times as revealed in bones, mummies, and archaeologic artifacts.
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