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pəˈθɒl ə dʒipathol·o·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pathologynoun

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

  2. pathologynoun

    any deviation from a healthy or normal condition


  1. pathologynoun

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

  2. pathologynoun

    Any deviation from a healthy or normal condition; abnormality.

  3. Etymology: From and.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. PATHOLOGYnoun

    That part of medicine which relates to the distemper, with their differences, causes and effects incident to the human body. John Quincy

    Etymology: πάϑος and λέγω; pathologie, Fr.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pathologynoun

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

  2. Etymology: [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.

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  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

Examples of pathology in a Sentence

  1. Richard Isaacson:

    Specific traits may increase risk due to a lifetime of behaviors that predispose a person to developing cognitive decline or Alzheimer's disease, or there could be more of a direct biological role related to early disease pathology, neuroticism is specifically one trait that comes to mind, and past meta-analyses have also show this. Rumination and worry is linked to smaller brain volumes.

  2. Hyunsoo Shawn Je:

    These experiments are the first to recreate the distinctive features of Parkinson’s disease that we see only in human patients, we have created a new model of the pathology involved, which will allow us to track how the disease develops and how it might be slowed down or stopped.

  3. Viola Davis:

    [ Actors ] are in the business of creating human beings, of finding out what makes you tick -- the psychological pathology, pathology is the study of tumors. Acting is a study of' What is your tumor ? What is that nucleus ?' And in order to do that, I felt like if I took that wig off... what it's going to force the writer to do is write the woman.

  4. Richard Isaacson:

    Having high cholesterol may not cause Alzheimer's, but it presses the fast-forward button on the disease pathology and cognitive decline, there's also a relationship between diabetes and the development of amyloid pathology.

  5. Phil Lesh & Friends:

    I am very fortunate to have the pathology reports show that the tumors are all non-aggressive, and that there is no indication that they have spread, so thanks to my local doctor Cliff Sewell and the incredible team at the Mayo Clinic, all is well and I can return to normal activities in two weeks from my surgery.

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