What does Pathology mean?

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


  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.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pathology

    pa-thol′o-ji, n. science of the nature, causes, and remedies of diseases: the whole of the morbid conditions in a disease.—adjs. Patholog′ic, -al.—adv. Patholog′ically.—ns. Pathol′ogist, one versed in pathology; Pathophō′bia, morbid dread of disease. [Fr.,—Gr. pathos, suffering, logos, discourse.]

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pathology in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pathology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rita Wilson:

    A friend who had had breast cancer suggested I get a second opinion on my pathology and my gut told me that was the thing to do.

  2. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health everything unconditional belongs in pathology.

  3. Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil:

    Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health; everything unconditional belongs in pathology.

  4. Paul Hokemeyer:

    With the proper motivation and a conscious cultivation of resiliency, you'll soon emerge from the pathology of this election.

  5. Noam Chomsky:

    We can imagine a society in which no one could survive as a social being because it does not correspond to biologically determined perceptions and human social needs. For historical reasons, existing societies might have such properties, leading to various forms of pathology.

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