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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

Wiktionary

  1. pathologynoun

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

    Etymology: From and .

  2. pathologynoun

    Any deviation from a healthy or normal condition; abnormality.

    Etymology: From and .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pathologynoun

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

    Etymology: [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.

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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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil:

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

  3. Paul Hokemeyer:

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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