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pathology meaning

[ pə'θɔlədʒi ] Pronunciation:   "pathology" in a sentence
  • Noun: pathology  `pa'thólujee
    1. The branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases 
    2. Any deviation from a healthy or normal condition

    Derived forms: pathologies

    See also: pathological, pathologist

    Type of: health problem, ill health, medical science, unhealthiness

    Encyclopedia: Pathology Pathology, Mental


  • [Medicine]
    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. n pl -gies
    1 : the study of the essential nature of diseases and esp. of the structural and functional changes produced by them
    2 : the anatomic and physiological deviations from the normal that constitute disease or characterize a particular disease
    3 : a treatise on or compilation of abnormalities ‹a new pathology of the eye›

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  1. i do believe some changes in pathology are necessary.
  2. i guess i have to throw the ball back at pathology.
  3. the eighteenth century saw the devolopment of modern pathology and experimental surgery.
  4. they were also regarded as diseases or part of the morbid pathology of functions.
  5. ultrastructural investigations have become an integral part of cell biology and pathology.

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