- Noun: pathology `pa'thólujee
- The branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
- Any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
Derived forms: pathologies
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
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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- i do believe some changes in pathology are necessary.
- i guess i have to throw the ball back at pathology.
- the eighteenth century saw the devolopment of modern pathology and experimental surgery.
- they were also regarded as diseases or part of the morbid pathology of functions.
- ultrastructural investigations have become an integral part of cell biology and pathology.