Definition of Pathology

1. Noun. The branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases.




2. Noun. Any deviation from a healthy or normal condition.

Definition of Pathology

1. n. The science which treats of diseases, their nature, causes, progress, symptoms, etc.

2. n. The condition of an organ, tissue, or fluid produced by disease.

Definition of Pathology

1. Noun. (medicine) The branch of medicine concerned with the study of the nature of disease and its causes, processes, development, and consequences. ¹

2. Noun. Any deviation from a healthy or normal condition; abnormality. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pathology

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Medical Definition of Pathology

1. The branch of medicine concerned with disease, especially its structure and its functional effects on the body. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pathology

pathological state
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pathologisation
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pathology (current term)
pathomechanism
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pathomimesis
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pathophysiologically

Literary usage of Pathology

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The terms comparative pathology, animal pathology and vegetable pathology are ... General Principles in pathology.— From what has been said of the scope of ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1893)
"The works of German authors upon pathology, which have been translated into English, ... A Manual of General pathology. Designed as an Introduction to the ..."

3. Bulletin by Illinois Association Opposed to the Extension of Suffrage to Women (1905)
"THE DEPARTMENT OF pathology. The Department of pathology is like the clinical departments in one important respect: it must have connection with hospitals ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"The term by itself is usually applied to animal or human pathology, ... The outstanding feature in the history of pathology during the i9th century, ..."

5. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1905)
"pathology of Infantile Paralysis.—The author notes the three views held as to the pathology of acute anterior poliomyelitis, namely: (l) That the condition ..."

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